In Competition | Opening Night


Directed by: Arsalan Amiri
Production Year: 2021   Country: Iran    Length: 93 minutes


In 1978, the inhabitants of a small village in Iran called Zalava claim there is a demon among them. Massoud, a young gendarmerie sergeant who investigates this claim, encounters an exorcist attempting to rid the village of the demon. When he arrests the exorcist on fraud charges, the villager’s fear and anger escalates. Massoud and his love interest, a government doctor, soon find themselves trapped in a cursed house, surrounded by villagers who believe they are both possessed by the demon.


Director: Arsalan Amiri
Writer: Ida Panahandeh, Arsalan Amiri, Tahmineh Bahram
Producers: Samira Baradari
Cinematographer: Mohammad Rasouli
Production Designer: Mohammad Reza Shojaie
Composer: Ramin Kousha
Editor: Emad Khodabaksh
Sound Design: Amir Hossein Ghasemi


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Pouria Rahimi Saam

In Competition – Feature Films

In Competition – Feature Films