Ali Abbasi’s Cannes-Winning HOLY SPIDER, Denmark's Oscar Entry, Comes Out Oct 28 From Utopia
Look for our review on this amazing film soon!
One of the most daring and gritty films of this years FANTASTIC FEST is HOLY SPIDER. It blew us away so we aren't surprised to see it get picked up. Make sure to watch it when it becomes available near you!
Female journalist Rahimi (Zar Amir Ebrahimi) travels to the Iranian holy city of Mashhad to investigate a serial killer who believes he is doing the work of God, cleansing the streets of sinners by murdering sex workers. As the body count mounts and Rahimi draws closer to exposing his crimes, the opportunity for justice grows harder to attain as the ‘Spider Killer’ is embraced by many as a hero. Based on the horrific true story of serial killer Saeed Hanaei, acclaimed writer-director Ali Abbasi (Border) unveils a gripping crime thriller and a daring indictment of a society in which rough justice is routinely a fact of life.
DIRECTED BY: Ali Abbasi
WRITTEN BY: Ali Abbasi, Afshin Kamran Bahrami
CAST: Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Mehdi Bajestani