Splat!Nights is a new, year-round film cycle and a part of the Splat!FilmFest. The cycle aims at presenting the most significant and the best horror films, as well as organizing special meetings.
UNDER THE SHADOW
Political horror film.
The plot revolves around in Tehran in the 1980s in the chaos of the Iran-Iraq War. Shideh, a young mother and a student, is expelled from the university for engaging in leftist activism. Due to the post-revolutionary rules imposed by the government, she is forced to wear a hijab. Moreover, her neighbors have difficulty accepting the fact that she herself drives her car. One day, her husband, who works as a medical officer, is sent into a high-risk war zone.
Engulfed in apathy and disillusioned, Shideh experiences utter loneliness. She wants to put her life back in good order. Altogether with her daughter, she moves into a mysterious house that later turns out to be haunted. It all starts with a missile which hits the building, yet does not explode. Since then, strange things begin to happen around the house. One of the neighbors finds it highly likely that the supernatural phenomena are provoked by the Djinn, a demonic ghost from the Middle East, which might have come with the missile.
Under the Shadow is the directorial debut of Babaka Anvari and one of the best horror films of 2016. The moving picture had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2017, it was the British candidate for the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language film (in the Persian language). It’s a tempting proposition not only for horror aficionados.
Directed by: Babak Anvari
Starring: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi drama, thriller, horror / Iran, UK, Jordan, Qatar / 2016 1h 24min Tickets: PLN 12 / 15
WHERE: The screening room in the Centre for Culture in Lublin, 12 Peowiaków Street
The tickets can be purchased online and at the ticket office in the Centre for Culture in Lublin or by phone.
The ticket office is open: Monday – Friday, between 10 a.m. – 7 p.m; and an hour before each event.
The SPLAT! FILM FEST International Fantastic Film Festival recommends the film.