Holy Spider

Winner
Best Actress
Cannes Film Festival
Nominee
Palme d’Or
Cannes Film Festival
A crisp, engrossing, and disturbing crime thriller.

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Holy Spider

Female journalist Rahimi (Zar Amir Ebrahimi) travels to the Iranian holy city of Mashhad to investigate a serial killer who believes he is doing the work of God, cleansing the streets of sinners by murdering sex workers. As the body count mounts, and Rahimi draws closer to exposing his crimes, the opportunity for justice grows harder to attain as the ‘Spider Killer’ is embraced by many as a hero. Based on the horrific true story of serial killer Saeed Hanaei, acclaimed writer-director Ali Abbasi (Border) unveils a gripping crime thriller, and a daring indictment of a society in which rough justice is routinely a fact of life.
Not Rated
Genre
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Runtime
116
Language
Farsi
Director
Ali Abbasi
Writer(s)
Ali Abbasi, Afshin Kamran Bahrami, Jonas Wagner
Cast
Zar Amir-Ebrahimi
Awards:
Winner, Best Actress, Cannes Film Festival
Nominee, Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com

The first time we see Rahimi (Zar Amir Ebrahimi), she’s trying to check into a hotel in Mashhad, Iran’s second largest city. The year is 2001 but the exchange we witness surely could happen in exactly the same way in today’s Iran. When the desk clerk realizes the Tehran-based reporter is a single ...

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