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Under the Shadow

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Synopsis

Tehran, 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 falls ill and her behaviour becomes increasingly disturbed. Searching for answers, Shideh learns from a superstitious neighbour that the cursed, unexploded missile might have brought in djinns - malevolent spirits that travel on the wind. Convinced that a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess Dorsa, Shideh finds she has no choice but to confront it if she is to save her daughter.

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
84 mins
Director
Babak Anvari 1st Feature
Producer
Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh
Co-Producer
Donall McCusker
Executive Producer
Patrick Fischer, Khaled Haddad, Nick Harbinson, Sanjay Shah, Duncan McWilliam
Editor
Chris Barwell
Screenwriter
Babak Anvari
Director of Photography
Kit Fraser
Production Designer
Nasser Zoubi
Sound
Sound Designer: Alex Joseph
Music
Gavin Cullen, Will McGillivray
Principal Cast
Narges Rashidi, Bobby Naderi, Ray Haratian, Arash Marandi, Hamid Djavdan, Nabil Koni

Production Company

UK, Jordan, Qatar coproduction

Wigwam Films (UK) supported by the Doha Institute (QA)

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Sales
Company

XYZ Films
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