Zalava

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Showings

The Main 2 Fri, May 6 9:50 PM
The Main 2 Mon, May 9 4:45 PM
The Main 2 Thu, May 19 9:20 PM
Virtual
Virtual Available In:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Programs:Dark Out
Tags:Drama
Horror
Mystery
Thriller
Supernatural
Culture & Society
Release Year:2021
Runtime:93 min
Country/Region:Iran
Language:Kurdish
Persian
Print Source:Corinth Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3Sff4eM91I
Cast/Crew
Director:Arsalan Amiri
Producer:Samira Baradari
Rouhollah Baradari
Cinematographer:Mohammad Rasouli
Screenwriter:Arsalan Amiri
Ida Panahandeh
Tahmineh Bahramalian
Editor:Emad Khodabakhsh
Composer:Ramin Kousha
Principal Cast:Navid Pourfaraj
Pouria Rahimi Sam
Hoda Zeinolabedin

Description

In the Iranian village of Zalava, demonic possession is a recurring event. Or so the villagers believe, and too often their exorcisms result in death. Masoud, a local police official, is a man of science, and when a local doctor is accused of being possessed, he must intervene, with potentially disastrous results.

When Masoud’s efforts fail, the locals become incensed, until a local shaman steps forward with a solution to rid the demons from the village forever. Can Masoud set aside his reason and trust this spiritual guide to stop full-scale violence? Set just prior to the Iranian Revolution in 1978, and based on stories told to him by his father, Arsalan Amiri’s Zalava is a brilliant examination of faith, science, and tradition, and a terrifying horror film.


Director Biography

Arsalan Amiri

Arsalan Amiri was born in Kurdistan, Iran. A graduate of the Art University of Tehran and the University of Tehran, he works closely with his wife, the writer-director Ida Panahandeh. Zalava (2021), based on stories from his father, is his debut feature.