Holy Spider

Synopsis : A woman journalist Rahimi travels to the Iranian city of Mashhad to investigate a serial killer targeting sex workers. As she draws closer to exposing his crimes, the opportunity for justice grows harder to attain when the murderer is embraced by many as a hero. Based on the true story of the ‘Spider Killer’ Saeed Hanaei, who saw himself as on a mission from God as he killed 16 women between 2000 and 2001.

Festival History : Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival

Director : Ali Abbasi
Producer : Sol Bondy, Jacob Jarek, Ali Abbasi
Screenplay : Ali Abbasi & Afshin Kamran Bahrami
DOP : Nadim Carlsen
Editor : Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Cast : Mehdi Bajestani, Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Sina Parvaneh, Sara Fazilat, Arash Ashtiani

Ali Abbasi

Ali Abbasi (b. 1981, Iran) is a writer and director, who studied Direction at the National Film School of Denmark. His debut, ‘Shelley’ (2016) premiered at Berlinale. He is best known for ‘Border’ (2018), which premiered in Cannes, and won the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard.

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