Cinema of the world

Holy Spider

Director : Ali Abbasi
Country : Denmark, Germany,Sweden,France
Language : Persian
Duration : 117 minutes
Year : 2022
Cinema of the world


In the holy city of Mashhad, journalist Rahimi investigates the murders of sex workers by the “Spider Killer”—a man who believes he is on a divine mission to cleanse the city of sinners. As she tries to bring him to justice, support for his actions grows as many hail him a hero on a religious quest.

Ali Abbasi


Ali Abbasi was born in 1981 in Tehran, Iran. He is a director and writer, known for Border (2018), Holy Spider (2022) and Shelley (2016). He is best known for his films Shelley (2016), Border (2018), and Holy Spider (2022). Abbasi also directed the last two episodes of the first season of the series The Last of Us.


– Mehdi Bajestani
– Zar Amir Ebrahimi
– Arash Ashtiani
– Forouzan Jamshidnejad
– Sina Parvaneh
– Nima Akbarpour


– Director: Ali Abbasi
– Producer: Sol Bondy, Jacob Jarek, Ditte Milsted, Ali Abbasi
– Editor: Hayedeh Safiyari
– Writer: Ali Abbasi, Afshin Kamran Bahrami
– DOP: Nadim Carlsen
– Music: Martin Dirkov

Awards and Nominations

Winner- Hollywood Film Critics Association Awards 2023
(Top Ten Foreign Language Film)

Winner- Cannes Film Festival 2022
(Best Actress)
WinnerDanish Film Awards (Robert)
2023 (Best Actress ,Best Supporting Actor ,Best Cinematography,Best Directo,
Best Visual Effects,Best Production Design,BestFilmBest
Original Score)