Holy Spider


Opens April 28

The latest from Ali Abbasi (writer-director of the Oscar-nominated BORDER) begins as a true-crime story, following the serial murderer of prostitutes in Iran’s holy city. Soon, however, the energy shifts. As the female investigative reporter Rahimi (played by Zar Amir Ebrahimi, winner of Cannes Best Actress award) confronts the misogyny of her colleagues, the cops and of Iranian society, we realize the real criminal: Iranian society itself. An astonishing fear of cinema. (Denmark-Germany-Sweden-France, 2022, 117m) 

“Takes the gripping, lurid suspense of the serial killer thriller, turns it on its head, and takes it to the next level.” –Film Threat