Following the great news from BAFTA this week that UNDER THE SHADOW has been nominated for BEST BRITISH FILM and OUTSTANDING DEBUT the Home Entertainment release has been set for January 23rd!
Under The Shadow has had a fantastic awards run including British Independent Film Award (BIFA) wins for Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Debut Director, and was a critical hit on release, it even made it into our Top 10 Horror Movies of 2016 – a sophisticated, subversive and swiftly-paced supernatural thriller set during the terrifying dying days of the Iraq-Iran war.
The story is set in Tehran, 1988 where Shideh lives amid the chaos of the Iran-Iraq war. Accused of subversion and blacklisted from medical college, she is in a state of malaise. Furthermore, her husband is at war, leaving her alone to protect their young daughter, Dorsa.
Shortly after a missile hits their apartment building but fails to explode, Dorsa falls ill and her behaviour becomes increasingly disturbed. Searching for answers, Shideh learns from a superstitious neighbour that the cursed, unexploded missile might have brought in djinn – malevolent spirits that travel on the wind. Convinced that a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess Dorsa, Shideh finds she has no choice but to confront it if she is to save her daughter.
You can read our review right HERE and check out the trailer below: