Film Preview with Q&A: Holy Spider by Ali Abbasi (2022)*SOLD OUT
HOLY SPIDER Protected content
directed by Ali Abassi, 116' Minutes, German Version
Holy Spider is an Iranian film produced in Denmark, shot in Jordan, and written and directed by the brilliant Ali Abbasi (Border). It is based on a true story. In Protected content holy city of Mashhad, Iran, became the hunting ground for a killer nicknamed The Spider. Construction worker Saeed Hanaei murdered sixteen sex workers in Protected content Protected content strangling them with their hidjab. The serial killer became a folk hero to the religious right for claiming to be on a holy mission and that "he purged the city of prostitution"
For the film, Abbasi invented the character of an intrepid female reporter dismayed by the ineptitude and complicity of the authorities, and determined to track down the killer. Actress Zar Amir Ebrahimi won the Best Actress award at Cannes for this role.
*Content consideration: This film contains graphic violence designed to shock and disturb.
--> Q&A after the screening with film producer SOL BONDY, SARAH KIYANRAD, Iranistik Departement LMU & MARAL KESHAVARZ, actress VOLKSTHEATER MÜNCHEN.
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