Under the Shadow (Iran/UK/Jordan, 2016)

  • SPACE 9 West Henry Street Savannah, GA, 31401 United States

tix: $8

6pm and 8pm

After Shideh's apartment building in Teheran is hit by a missile during the Iran-Iraq War, a superstitious neighbor suggests that the missile was cursed and might be carrying malevolent Middle-Eastern spirits. She soon becomes convinced a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess her daughter Dorsa, and she has no choice but to confront these forces if she is to save her daughter and herself.  Under the Shadow, Babak Anveri's brilliant first feature,  deftly blends seemingly disparate genres to deliver an effective chiller with timely themes and thought-provoking social subtext. Winner of the Athens International Film Festival.  
84 minutes. In Farsi with English subtitles.