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Exile Family Movie
Year:  2006
Running Time:  94 minutes
Country:  Austria/Iran
Genre:  Documentary
Showtime:   Tuesday, March 18, 2008 @ 09:40 PM
Director:  Arash Riahi

Description:
  A family’s story, typically crazy and exceptional at the same time. A film about home and exile, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters and all the other relatives, close and distant, in an extended Persian family. Some of them emigrated to Europe or America, though the majority has stayed in Iran.

Regardless of all the danger involved, they secretly meet after 20 years at a place which won’t raise suspicion among the Iranian authorities: Mecca. They come from America, Sweden, Austria and Iran to laugh, argue, cook and celebrate. This is accompanied by an excessive amount of hugging and kissing, and also a clash between Muslim and Western cultures.


West Coast Premiere

Languages: Farsi, German, and English with English subtitles

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Screening With: The Shade

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