Until The Birds Return (2017)
Meda or the Not So Bright Side of Things (2017)
Euthanizer (2017)
Western (2017)
Jupiter's Moon (2017)
Bloody Milk (2017)
Insyriated (2017)
Choose your language en | es | fr | it

email print share on facebook share on twitter share on google+


by Babak Anvari


Tehran, 1988. 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 djinns – 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.

international title: Under the Shadow
original title: Under the Shadow
country: Jordan, Qatar, United Kingdom
sales agent: XYZ Films [US]
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Babak Anvari
film run: 84'
screenplay: Babak Anvari
cast: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Ray Haratian, Arash Marandi
cinematography by: Kit Fraser
film editing: Chris Barwell
art director: Nasser Zoubi
costumes designer: Phaedra Dahdaleh
music: Gavin Cullen
producer: Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh, Emily Leo
co-producer: Donall McCusker
production: Wigwam Films

The Southern Mediterranean films database is supported by:



main awards/selection

Sundance Film Festival 2016 
Zurich Film Festival 2016 

Follow us on

facebook twitter rss