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The Spell

  • Film

Time Out says

A stirring mish-mash of cultural allusion, sledgehammer symbolism, and something approaching camp humour, if such a thing exists in modern Iran. It's an Old Dark House movie, in which a newly-wed peasant couple take shelter from the storm in a sinister palace. The young bride finds herself imprisoned with the master's wife, a pallid ghost who plots revenge on her tormentor, the hollow-cheeked servant who engineered her disappearance. The protracted agonies of revenge and reconciliation look exactly like late Strindberg; the high seriousness invites and allows laughs aplenty. Altogether surprising, and unexpectedly moving.
Written by RS

Release Details

  • Duration:90 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Dariush Farhang
  • Screenwriter:Dariush Farhang
  • Cast:
    • Jamshid Mashayekhi
    • Soosan Tasslimi
    • Parviz Poorhosseini
    • Attila Pessyani
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