Under the Shadow: Babak Anvari’s Oscar Entry

UNDER THE SHADOW, directed by Babak Anvari, is the U.K. Oscar entry for the 2017 Best Foreign Language Film.

After Shideh’s building 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.

Convinced that a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess her daughter Dorsa, she decides that she has no choice but to confront these forces if she is to save her daughter and herself.

The film was an official selection of the Sundance Film Fest, SXSW, and New Directors/New Films.

STARRING: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi
PRODUCED: Lucan Toh, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill
WRITTEN-DIRECTED BY: Babak Anvari

Runtime: 84 minutes

Language: Farsi with English subtitles