Fri 10 February 8:00pm
Sat 11 February 5:20pm
Sun 12 February 6:00pm
Thu 16 February 8:00pm
Tickets on sale to members Thu 19 Jan at 5pm, and on general sale on Fri 20 Jan at midday.
Director: Ali Abbasi
Starringt: Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Mehdi Bajestani, Arash Ashtiani, Forouzan Jamshidnejad, Alice Rahimi, Sara Fazilat, Sina Parvaneh, Nima Akbarpour, Mesbah Taleb
Denmark’s Official Submission to the 2023 Academy Awards, Holy Spider is a gripping and darkly atmospheric crime thriller inspired by the true story of Iran’s most notorious serial killer.
Set in the holy city of Mashhad, Ali Abbasi’s haunting latest feature follows journalist Rahimi (Zar Amir Ebrahimi), as she investigates the murders of several sex workers by the ‘Spider Killer’, who believes he is on a divine mission to cleanse the city of sinners. As Rahimi desperately tries to bring the killer to justice, support for his actions begins to grow throughout Mashhad as many hail him as a hero on a religious quest.
Led by a compelling performance from Ebrahimi, who won the Best Actress Award at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, this is a blistering critique of contemporary Iranian society from the director of the award-winning Border.
please note: this film contains strong violence & sexual violence