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    Under the Shadow

    Amidst the terrors of the post-revolution, war torn Tehran of the 1980s, Shideh elects to stay in the city with her daughter a mysterious. But then evil begins to haunt their home, attempting to possess her daughter. Shideh has no choice but to confront these forces if she is to save her daughter and herself.
    Duration: 84 min
    Quality: HD
    Release: 2016
    IMDb: 6.9
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    Babak Anvari. Director of Under the Shadow
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  • Creators of "Under the Shadow"

    Babak Anvari. Director of Under the Shadow
    Babak Anvari
  • Critic Reviews of "Under the Shadow"

    San Diego Reader
    November 18, 2016

    The shift from family drama to djinn game is so subtle as to be barely perceived

    BuzzFeed News
    October 19, 2016

    Intimate horror about the dark things lurking in a family home, and, more interestingly, in the minds of women.

    New Yorker
    October 10, 2016

    Did you honestly doubt that peeling duct tape and a sheet of printed fabric, if handled with imaginative brio, could be as frightening as any ten-million-dollar monster? O ye of little faith.

    RogerEbert.com
    October 07, 2016

    There is no escape, for characters or audience. Under the Shadow is unnerving in the extreme.

    New York Times
    October 06, 2016

    Quietly nerve-pricking ...

    NPR
    October 06, 2016

    The most consistent fear in Anvari's film is that of being a mother and daughter alone in a world that won't help or respect you. Far more so than djinn, this is a fear that doesn't easily dissipate.

    New Zealand Herald
    February 17, 2017

    With a minimal budget, [Babak] Anvari still manages to deliver a wholly unnerving universe.

    Flick Filosopher
    January 26, 2017

    A sinister tapestry of urban unease and feminist fury that turns an ordinary domestic setting into a place of skulking terror. Original and deeply creepy.

    Film Experience
    January 02, 2017

    Anvari makes great use of this highly specific time and setting -- the air raids are always unnerving and one sequence in which Shideh runs into the empty streets of Tehran in a panic is just terrific.

    Legion of Leia
    December 29, 2016

    'Under the Shadow' is one of the more technically graceful and emotionally important films to come out of the genre this year.

    Daily Dead
    December 21, 2016

    Those unexpected beats make for a deeply emotional and harrowing journey for not only Shideh and Dorsa, but for viewers as well.

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