The critically-acclaimed, multi award-winning Tehran-set horror thriller, Under the Shadow, gets its UK DVD release this week
In Tehran, Iran 1988, Shideh lives amid the chaos of the Iran-Iraq war. Accused of subversion and blacklisted from medical college, she is in a state of malaise. Furthermore, her husband is at war, leaving her alone to protect their young daughter, Dorsa. Shortly after a missile hits their apartment building but fails to explode, Dorsa becomes increasingly disturbed. Searching for answers, Shideh learns from a neighbour that the missile might have brought in malevolent spirits called Djinn. Convinced that a supernatural force is attempting to possess Dorsa, Shideh finds she has no choice but to confront it if she is to save her child…
Hailed as 'the feminist horror film that scared Sundance silly' by The Guardian and 'The first great horror movie of the year' by Indiewire, Under the Shadow is British writer/director Babak Anvari's feature debut, and the recipient of numerous awards. The English subtitled Farsi language horror thriller is now heading to DVD in the UK from Precision Pictures
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