Under the Shadow
- 84 min
- Directed by: Babak Anvari
- Written by: Babak Anvari
- Cast: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi
- UK release: 30 September 2016
Shideh (Rashidi) is a mother left alone with her daughter (Manshadi) in their apartment in war-torn Tehran, while her husband is at the front line; when a bomb hits their building, Shideh comes to feel that they are haunted. Intelligent, slow-burning horror film buoyed by Rashidi's incredible performance, with a truly terrifying basement climax.
David Lean Cinema, London CR9 (0.0 miles)
Reviews & features
Under the Shadow26 Sep 2016
The debut feature from British-Iranian director Babak Anvari is a smart, slow-burn horror
Following in the thematic footsteps of Jennifer Kent's 2014 chiller The Babadook, but with a cultural identity all its own, the debut feature from British-Iranian writer-director Babak Anvari – recently submitted as the UK's foreign-language Oscar…
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