New Season showing of Holy Spider

Holy Spider
(7 November 2023)

Ali Abbasi | Denmark/Germany **** | 2022 | 18 |116 mins | Iranian | Trailer

A powerful thriller; tense and chilling but brutal in places as the harsh misogynistic ethos of the Iranian state is fully exposed. The film asks is serial killer Saeed Hanaei cleansing the country in the name of Islam or is he killing for his own pleasure or reputation? He regards himself as an Islamic hero and although the events occur in 2000-2001 it still has resonance to the disturbing events happening in Iran today. The film is based on a true story.
Warning: The film contains graphic scenes of violence to women including strangulation. It has an 18 certificate and is not a film for the squeamish.