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.


Release details

90 mins

Cast and crew

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