Ankabot Moghadaas : A Gripping Persian Crime Thriller Inspired by True Events
Description: "Holy Spider" (Persian: عنکبوت مقدس, romanized: Ankabut-e moqaddas) is a compelling 2022 Persian-language crime thriller film co-produced, co-written, and directed by Ali Abbasi. The film stars Mehdi Bajestani and Zar Amir Ebrahimi, delivering a gripping narrative based on the true story of Saeed Hanaei, a notorious serial killer who targeted street prostitutes and claimed the lives of 16 women from 2000 to 2001 in Mashhad, Iran.
The storyline follows a fictional female journalist as she delves into the investigation of a serial killer, unfolding a chilling narrative of crime and suspense. "Holy Spider" garnered significant recognition, earning a spot in the competition for the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival in May. Notably, Zar Amir Ebrahimi received the Best Actress Award for her outstanding performance.
Furthermore, the film was selected as the Danish entry for the Best International Feature Film category at the 95th Academy Awards. It successfully made it to the December shortlist, further solidifying its acclaim on the international stage.
Experience the tension and drama as "Holy Spider" weaves a captivating tale inspired by true events, shedding light on the dark and haunting legacy of a notorious serial killer in Mashhad, Iran.