The Spell


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.

By: RS


Release details

90 mins

Cast and crew

Dariush Farhang
Dariush Farhang
Jamshid Mashayekhi
Soosan Tasslimi
Parviz Poorhosseini
Attila Pessyani
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