Friday, October 28, 2022 - Saturday, January 14, 2023
Q&As with director Ali Abbasi following the 7pm sneak preview screening on Thursday October 27 moderated by Godfrey Cheshire, at the 7pm screening on Friday October 28 moderated by Mary Harron plus an introduction by Ali Abbasi at the 9:40pm show on Friday October 28! Q&A with actress Sara Fazilat following the 4:15pm show on Sunday, November 6!
Female journalist Rahimi (Zar Amir Ebrahimi) travels to the Iranian holy city of Mashhad to investigate a serial killer who believes he is doing the work of God, cleansing the streets of sinners by murdering sex workers. As the body count mounts, and Rahimi draws closer to exposing his crimes, the opportunity for justice grows harder to attain as the ‘Spider Killer’ is embraced by many as a hero. Based on the horrific true story of serial killer Saeed Hanaei, acclaimed writer-director Ali Abbasi (Border) unveils a gripping crime thriller, and a daring indictment of a society in which rough justice is routinely a fact of life.
- Country Iran
- Language In Persian with English subtitles
- Running Time 117 minutes
- Format DCP
- Distributor Utopia
- Director Ali Abbasi
- Cast Mehdi Bajestani, Zar Amir Ebrahimi
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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