23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AIFF.GR

Under the Shadow

27/9/2016, 22:15, Ideal 30/9/2016, 22:30, Odeon Opera 1 (P)

For a mother and a little girl left alone in an empty flat in 1988 Tehran, the air raid sirens are the last thing that should scare them: an eerie entity wants to drag them into the primordial darkness from where it came. Imagine if Asghar Farhadi made a purebred horror movie, which also worked as a political allegory, and you’ll realise why this admirable debut takes flight, escaping the narrow genre confines and becoming high art.

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For a mother and a little girl left alone in an empty flat in 1988 Tehran, the air raid sirens are the last thing that should scare them: an eerie entity wants to drag them into the primordial darkness from where it came. Imagine if Asghar Farhadi made a purebred horror movie, which also worked as a political allegory, and you’ll realise why this admirable debut takes flight, escaping the narrow genre confines and becoming high art.

Director: Babak Anvari
Screenwriter: Babak Anvari
DoP: Kit Fraser
Editor: Chris Barwell
Principal Cast: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Ray Haratian, Hamidreza Djavdan, Soussan Farrokhnia

Iran, Jordan, Qatar, UK | 2015 | Color | DCP | 84 | Farsi



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