Under The Shadow
Set in Iran 1988 a mother and daughter shelter in their apartment from the bombing during the Iran/Iraq war.
An unexploded missile landing in the roof of their block seems to unleash demonic spitits that target the little girl..
Fantasticly, creepy film..
Produced by a Bristish film company, international co-production between Qater, Jordan and UK. Starring Narges Rashidi as the mother desperately trying to protect her daughter from the evil forces and directed by babak Anvari who also wrote it..
The mother, an independant, strong woman who is prevented from studying medicine because of her political beleifs
and an earlier stance against sharia law.. lives with her daughter in an apartment block (husband has been called up to war) gradualy comes to believe her daughters claims that denomic spirits have invaded their apartment.. as more and more of their neighbours leave fleeing the bombing the two of them have to face this threat alone..
Very good film.. feminist fable, fractured family drama and full on fright fest.. A film that stays with you a while..