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383 Ratings

Under the Shadow

Directed by Babak Anvari
United Kingdom, 2016
Horror, Thriller


As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war torn Tehran of the 80s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

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Under the Shadow Directed by Babak Anvari

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

2017 | Nominee: Best International Film

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2016 | Nominee: Best First Feature

BAFTA Awards

2017 | Nominee: Outstanding British Film of the Year

2017 | Winner: Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2017 | Winner: Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker of the Year

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