• Drama / 93 min / Iran / 2021
Synopsis

In 1978, the inhabitants of a small village in Iran called Zalava claim there is a demon among them. Massoud, a young gendarmerie sergeant, who investigates this claim encounters an exorcist attempting to rid the village of the demon. When he arrests the exorcist on charges of fraud, the villagers fear and anger escalates. Massoud and his love interrest, a government doctor, soon find themselves trapped in a cursed house, surrounded by villagers who believe they are both possessed by the demon.

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Zalava at festivals

2021:
Through the Looking Glass Film Festival, Italy
Chicago Critics Film Festival, US
Duhok International Film Festival, Iraq
Anomaly Film Festival, US
Morbido Fest, Mexcio
Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, Hong Kong
Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
Philadelphia FilmFestival, US
Fantastic Fest Austin, US
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
Venice Critics Week, Italy

Awards:
Best Director (Arsalan Amiri) + Best Actor (Navid Farjzdadeh) - Duhok International Film Festival
Best Film (Next Wave section) - Fantastic Fest Austin
Grand Prix + FIPRESCI - Venice Critics Week
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