December 4, 2022
Culture

Film show: Iranian serial killer thriller ‘Holy Spider’ weaves a chilling web

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/ Shows / Encore! Issued on: 13/07/2022 – 16:42

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ENCORE © FRANCE 24 By: Olivia SALAZAR-WINSPEAR | Lisa NESSELSON | Sophie SAMAILLE | Magali FAURE | Marion CHAVAL | Marie-Alice GIRARDET

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Director Ali Abasi paints an unforgiving picture of institutional misogyny, corruption and the power of the court of public opinion in Iran, as he revisits a series of murders in the holy city of Mashhad. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where Zar Amir Ebrahimi won the award for Best Actress for her performance as a journalist trying to uncover the killer.

France 24’s film critic Lisa Nesselson gives us her take on Woody Allen’s 49th feature “Rifkin’s Festival”, as the prolific director decamps to San Sebastian for musings on romance, European cinema and existential quandaries. We get a fictional look into a French criminal investigation unit thanks to Dominik Moll’s “The Night of the 12th”, which deals with an unresolved homicide case. And we check out the first edition of the “Dolce Vita sur Seine”, a film festival that celebrates the cinematic heritage of twin cities Rome and Paris with open-air screenings of Italian movies on the banks of the Seine, as residents of the Eternal City simultaneously take in French classics.

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