A Veteran Filmmaker's Screening Stopped After Only Three Days
Iran’s media court has banned Paternal House, a movie by the veteran Iranian filmmaker Kianoush Ayari, after only five days of it being screened in cinemas — its second ban since it was made almost a decade ago.
The film, produced in 2010, was finally re-released on October 23 — only to be pulled again days later. Although officials objected to what they described as “violent scenes,” its portrayal of an honor killing is controversial, and so could be a chief reason for the ban.
“The Regime Kidnapped my Husband from Baghdad"
The wife of Ruhollah Zam, the arrested journalist and founder of Amad News, has said that her husband was kidnapped while in Iraq.
Mahsa Razani said her husband had disappeared not long after arriving in Baghdad, where he had flown to from France. She says she did not hear from him for 24 hours, and then when he did call, he sounded strange and not like himself. Razani called on the French government to intervene and bring him back to the country, where the couple and their two daughters have been living. Revolutionary Guards announced the arrest on October 14.