HOLY SPIDER - COMPETITION

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by Ali Abbasi

2022 / Denmark / Germany / Sweden / France, 117'

World Premiere

with Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Mehdi Bajestani

Production companies: Profile Pictures, One Two Films

International Sales: Wild Bunch International

Female journalist Rahimi travels to the Iranian holy city of Mashhad to investigate a serial killer targeting sex workers. As she draws closer to exposing his crimes, the opportunity for justice grows harder to attain when the murderer is embraced by many as a hero. Based on the true story of the ‘Spider Killer’ Saeed Hanaeid, who saw himself as on a mission from God as he killed 16 women between 2000 and 2001.

 

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