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Fright Club Live: Under the Shadow (2016)

Opens on July 12

Director: Babak Anvari Run Time: 84 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2016

Starring: Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Hamid Djavadan, Narges Rashidi, Ray Haratian

Country: United Kingdom, Jordan, Qatar, Iran
Language: Persian

Fright Club Live at Gateway Film Center

July 12, 2024 | Meet up with fellow horror movie lovers at 7:30PM and then join us at 9PM for the live recording of MaddWolf’s Fright Club podcast hosted by George Wolf and Hope Madden followed by the screening.

Tickets are $5, or included with myGFC membership.

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About the film:

World Premiere, 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
Winner of the New Visions Award, 2016 Sitges Film Festival.
Winner of the 2016 BAFTA Award for Best Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer.

Living amongst the chaos of the Iran-Iraq war, Shideh is left to protect her young daughter, Dorsa. When a missile hits their apartment building but fails to explode, Shideh learns from a superstitious neighbor that the cursed missile might have brought in djinns – malevolent spirits that travel on the wind.

smartly observes the emotions stirred up by a world defined by restrictions, and the terrifying possibility that they might be inescapable.”

—Eric Kohn, IndieWire

About the filmmaker:

Babak Anvari is an Award winning Iranian born, London based filmmaker. Anvari studied film at the University of Westminster in the UK, and he went on to work as a director for MTV Live Sessions following his graduation. While working for MTV, Anvari wrote, directed, and produced his own short films. In 2002, Anvari’s short film Two & Two earned a BAFTA Film Award nomination. Under the Shadow (2016), Anvari’s feature length directorial debut, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was widely praised for its ability to blend political commentary with horror sensibilities. Since his debut, Anvari has gone on to direct Wounds (2019) and I Came By (2022).

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