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Under the Shadow

Director: Babak Anvari Run Time: 94 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG13 Release Year: 2016 Language: Farsi with English Subtitles

Starring: Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Narges Rashidi

Nitehawk presents midnite screenings of Babak Anvari’s stunning debut feature, UNDER THE SHADOW.

Tehran, 1988: the Iran-Iraq war rumbles into its eighth year. The bombing campaigns focused on the city, coupled with the country’s bloody revolution, slowly tear a mother and daughter apart. As they struggle to stay together in the midst of these modern terrors, a mysterious evil stalks through their apartment, threatening their grip on reality. As in all good horror, the film embodies politics and family as the threat of the real world and the supernatural intervene.