2 weeks ago
Watched this today (needed to do it in the daylight because i suspected it'd scare me...and i was right), and yes, it's bloody effective. set during the iran/iraq conflict of the 80s, in tehran, there is more than enough social, political, and domestic tension in this to begin with, even before the supernatural stuff shows up. the directing and camerawork are superb, responsible for at least as much of the atmosphere as the story, and the acting utterly compelling. subtle, slow-burning, and creepy as all hell, it is really only let down very, very slightly by some effects near the end. inevitable as we see more and more of the paranormal threat. still, it's a wonderful piece of film-making, in the same ball-park as the orphanage, the devil's backbone, the babadook, and, dare i say it, even lake mungo. fantastic.
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