V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Under The Shadow

V' 16

Under The Shadow

Babak Anvari
Iran/Jordanien/Katar/GB, 2016
Fiction, 84min, OmeU

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Under The Shadow

Babak Anvari
Iran/Jordanien/Katar/GB, 2016
Fiction, 84min, OmeU

Actors: 
Narges Rashidi
Shideh
Avin Manshadi
Dorsa
Bobby Naderi
Iraj
Arash Marandi
Dr. Reza
Screenplay: 
Babak Anvari
Camera: 
Kit Fraser
Editor: 
Chris Barwell
Composer: 
Gavin Cullen
Will McGillivray
Decoration: 
Karim Kheir
Costume: 
Phaedra Dahdaleh

Production: 
Wigwam Films
Creativity
The Doha Film Institute
Filmscape Media
MENA Films
World Sales: 
XYZ Films
Format: 
DCP
Color

Like an Iranian take on THE BABADOOK, writer-director Babak Anvari’s UNDER THE SHADOW is an emotionally direct and realistic horror story centered around a socially isolated mother and child who are terrorized by eerie supernatural events. The paranormal happenings seem like a combination of the mother’s hallucinations and the child’s way of making sense of the violence the mother perpetrates as her sanity ebbs and flows, but Anvari keeps things creepy in part by leaving open the possibility that there really may be something supernatural gripping his milieu.

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