Holy Spider


ByTowne Cinema Fri, Dec 2, 2022 9:30 PM
ByTowne Cinema Sat, Dec 3, 2022 9:30 PM
ByTowne Cinema Sun, Dec 4, 2022 5:15 PM
ByTowne Cinema Mon, Dec 5, 2022 9:15 PM
ByTowne Cinema Tue, Dec 6, 2022 6:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2022
Production Country:Denmark
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ali Abbasi
Cast:Zar Amir Ebrahimi
Mehdi Bajestani
Forouzan Jamshidnejad
Sina Parvaneh
Sara Fazilat


Mashhad, early 2000s. Despite being the country’s holy city, its residents are ill at ease. A serial killer is on the prowl, targeting sex workers and reporting their crimes – as well as the location of his victims’ bodies, wrapped in rugs – to a local newspaper. When no-nonsense journalist Rahimi is transferred to the paper following a misogyny-related scandal at her last workplace, she immediately immerses herself into the city’s underbelly. Journeying deeper into the case, humanizing the murdered women and attempting to navigate the city’s complex judicial system, Rahimi discovers that some don’t believe the Spider Killer’s actions to be crimes... With blistering intent, Abbasi reconfigures the tropes of the serial-killer genre, creating a film that not only grapples with the attempt to bring a criminal to justice but examines what really stands for ‘justice’ in this world.