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Aro Favourite Holy Spider


Denmark / Iran 2022, 118 minutes
Dir. Ali Abbasi
Rating: [R18] contains violence, sexual violence, sex scenes & content that may disturb
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Suspense/Crime


“It’s profoundly compelling, expertly made, and quite intentionally horrifying.”~Tim Robey, The Telegraph

Aroview: An astonishing new film from Ali Abbasi, who makes good on the promise of his head-turning Danish troll drama “Border” (2018). This one takes him back to his native Iran for a gripping crime thriller based on a story of an ordinary family man who murdered a series of sex workers in the name of Allah.

It comes with a content warning – there is some graphic violence and sex – but it is ultimately in service of a nuanced screenplay and is morally anchored by a female journalist who serves to expose the twisted morality and ‘justice’ of a state system enshrined in religion.

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