Holy Spider

A journalist descends into the dark underbelly of the Iranian holy city of Mashhad as she investigates the serial killings of sex workers by the so called “Spider Killer”, who believes he is cleansing the streets of sinners.


Ali Abbasi’s next film after the Un Certain Regard winning Border.


World premiere in the Main Competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2022. The festival’s Best Actress award went to Zar Amir Ebrahimi.


Danish submission for the Best International Feature Film category at the 95th Academy Awards®. Nominated for 4 European Film Awards, including European Film, Actress, Director and screenplay.

Director: Ali Abbasi
Writers: Ali Abbasi & Afshin Kamran Bahrami
Produced by: Jacob Jarek & Sol Bondy

Executive producers: Ditte Milsted & Christoph Lange

Starring: Mehdi Bajestani, Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Arash Ashtiani, Forouzan Jamshidnejad, Alice Rahimi, Sara Fazilat, Sina Parvaneh, Mesbah Taleb