Under the Shadow

15 yrs 84 minutes 2016 6.8

Shideh struggles to make life work for her and her daughter during the chaos of the war between Iran and Iraq in the 1980s. When a missile hits their house without exploding, mysterious things start happening. A neighbor dies suddenly, and Shideh’s daughter becomes badly ill. Superstitious people start to talk about how a djinn, an evil spirit, might have come alongside the missile and is now ravaging the area. To save her daughter’s life, Shideh decides to confront the unknown. Under the Shadow won a BAFTA for outstanding debut, was nominated for film of the year, and was Great Britain’s submission to the Oscars in 2017.


The film is not playable outside of Sweden
Category: Feature film
Genre: Drama, horror, thriller, bechdel approved
Director: Babak Anvari
Actor: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi
Country: United Kingdom
Language: Persian