Under the Shadow
Shideh struggles to make life work for her and her daughter during the chaos of the war between Iran and Iraq in the 1980s. When a missile hits their house without exploding, mysterious things start happening. A neighbor dies suddenly, and Shideh’s daughter becomes badly ill. Superstitious people start to talk about how a djinn, an evil spirit, might have come alongside the missile and is now ravaging the area. To save her daughter’s life, Shideh decides to confront the unknown. Under the Shadow won a BAFTA for outstanding debut, was nominated for film of the year, and was Great Britain’s submission to the Oscars in 2017.