Under the Shadow
First screened in January 2017
Director: Babak Anvari. Cast: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Aram Ghasemy, Arash Marandi, Soussan Farrokhina, Ray Haratian, Hamid Djavadan. Screenplay: Babak Anvari.

Twitter Capsule: Plot, style, even some specific images follow some set routines but new context, adroit execution keep it popping.

VOR:   For many people, this is our first Iranian horror film. That doesn't mean it's the first. Inspired in many ways, but not entirely new.

Photo © 2016 Vertical Entertainment/Wigwam Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best British Debut
British Independent Film Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Manshadi); Best Screenplay; Douglas Hickox Award

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