Holy Spider

Holy Spider
Director
Ali Abbasi
Country
Germany, Denmark, France, Sweden
Year
2022
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Ali Abbasi
Cast
Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Mehdi Bajestani, Arash Ashtiani, Nima Akbarpour, Sara Fazilat, Sima Seyed, Alice Rahimi, M. Ali Nazarian
Production
ONE TWO Films, Profile Pictures, Why Not Productions, Nordisk Film Production AB

Storyline

In Holy Spider, we follow family man Saeed as he embarks on his own religious quest - to "cleanse" the holy Iranian city of Mashhad of immoral and corrupt street prostitutes. After murdering several women, he grows ever more desperate about the lack of public interest in his divine mission.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Seville European Film Festival 2022
Official Section
Best Actress Award ex aequo (Zar Amir Ebrahimi)
Festival de Cannes 2022
Competition
Best Actress (Zar Amir Ebrahimi)
Toronto International Film Festival 2022
Special Presentations

European Film Awards (EFA) 2022
4 Nominations:
- European Film
- European Director (Ali Abbasi)
- European Actress (Zar Amir Ebrahimi)
- European Scriptwriter (Ali Abbasi & Afshin Kamran Bahrami)