Holy Spider (2022)
Director: Ali Abbasi Run Time: 118 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022
Starring: Arash Ashtiani, Forouzan Jamshidnejad, Mehdi Bajestani, Sina Parvaneh, Zar Amir Ebrahimi
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, France
About the film:
Competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, where Zar Amir Ebrahimi won Best Actress.
Shortlisted for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards.
A journalist descends into the dark underbelly of the Iranian holy city of Mashhad as she investigates the serial killings of sex workers by the so called “Spider Killer”, who believes he is cleansing the streets of sinners.
About the filmmaker:
Ali Abbasi is an Iranian-Swedish-Danish film director and screenwriter who has crafted award winning films. His feature debut Shelley (2016) was nominated for Best First Feature at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival. In 2018, he premiered his second film Border at the Cannes Film Festival where it won the Un Certain Regard Award. The film was selected as the Swedish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, thought it was not nominated. Abbasi’s “Persian noir” film Holy Spider (2022) competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival and was selected as the official entry for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards.See our upcoming films