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    Under the Shadow

    Directed by Babak Anvari
    UK/Jordan/Qatar | 84 minutes | After Dark

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    Under the Shadow

    Directed by Babak Anvari
    UK/Jordan/Qatar | 84 minutes | After Dark

  • View Trailer

    Under the Shadow

    Directed by Babak Anvari
    UK/Jordan/Qatar | 84 minutes | After Dark

  • View Trailer

    Under the Shadow

    Directed by Babak Anvari
    UK/Jordan/Qatar | 84 minutes | After Dark

  • View Trailer

    Under the Shadow

    Directed by Babak Anvari
    UK/Jordan/Qatar | 84 minutes | After Dark

  • View Trailer

    Under the Shadow

    Directed by Babak Anvari
    UK/Jordan/Qatar | 84 minutes | After Dark

  • View Trailer

    Under the Shadow

    Directed by Babak Anvari
    UK/Jordan/Qatar | 84 minutes | After Dark

A tense, firmly feminist horror movie with echoes of The Babadook, Poltergeist and Repulsion, Babak Anvari’s Farsi-language frightener (Britain’s Foreign-Language Oscar® nominee) pits an Iranian ghost story against the backdrop of the Iran-Iraq war. An unnerving, audacious debut that stands as one of the best of 2016—if you can handle it.

Schedule

January 10, 2017 8:30 PM Mary Pickford Theater Tickets not available
January 12, 2017 7:30 PM Mary Pickford Theater Tickets not available
January 13, 2017 7:00 PM Mary Pickford Theater Tickets not available

film synopsis

Tehran, 1988: the Iran-Iraq war rages on. Shideh (Narges Rashidi), expelled from medical school for protesting during the revolution, is once again refused re-entry. Her husband (now a doctor about to leave for service at the front) thinks it might be for the best. Shideh works out her anger to a forbidden Jane Fonda VHS, and refuses to take their daughter Dorsa (Avin Manshadi) to the country for safety-a decision undermined almost immediately by a bomb strike on their building. Meanwhile, Dorsa's beloved doll goes missing, she contracts a violent fever, and the orphan boy adopted by the landlord has convinced her the house is haunted by a djinn. Then all hell lets loose.

Morphing effortlessly from realism into horror, Babak Anvari's debut works on multiple levels: straight up scary, political allegory and firmly feminist fable. With echoes of The Babadook, Poltergeist and more than a little Repulsion, Britain's Foreign-Language Oscar® nomination is up there with the best movies of 2016-if you can handle it. 

film details

Country: UK/Jordan/Qatar
Year: 2016
Running Time: 84 minutes
Language: Persian
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Babak Anvari
Producers: Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh
Principal Cast: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Ray Haratian
Cinematographers: Kit Fraser
Editor: Christopher Barwell
Music: Gavin Cullen, Will McGillivray
Screenwriter: Babak Anvari
US Distributor: Vertical Entertainment

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