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HOLY SPIDER

Directed by Ali Abassi

Denmark/Germany/Sweden/France, 2022, 1h 56min, DCP, In Persian with English subtitles

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“Undeniably arresting.”
Screen International

“Venomous…Compellingly indignant…horrifying.”
Indiewire

“A movie that takes a well-worn genre and turns it on its head, dishing out more surprises than expected while delivering a message heard loud and clear.”
The Hollywood Reporter

In the face of a lackluster response from law enforcement to a series of horrific murders, a journalist (Zar Amir Ebrahimi, winner of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award) enters the city’s dark underbelly to engage in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with a family man on a moral crusade to rid his beloved holy city of Mashhad of its sex workers. Writer-director Ali Abbasi (BORDER) unflinchingly brings to life the true story of a serial killer and the society that created him in Denmark’s official submission to the International Feature Oscar race.

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