Ali Abbasi’s ‘HOLY SPIDER’ will be released on Blu-ray & DVD on 24 April 2023 courtesy of MUBI

MUBI will release Ali Abbasi’s gripping and critically acclaimed crime thriller, HOLY SPIDER, on Blu-ray and DVD on 24 April 2023

Set in the holy city of Mashhad, Abbasi’s haunting latest feature follows journalist Rahimi (Zar Amir Ebrahimi), as she investigates the murders of several sex workers by the ‘Spider Killer’, who believes he is on a divine mission to cleanse the city of sinners.

Based on the real-life case from 2002 of serial killer Saeed Hanaei, whose crimes were dubbed the “spider killings” by the Iranian media, HOLY SPIDER is both a terrifying crime procedural drama and a disturbing expose of hypocrisy and misogyny which shows that there can be very different interpretations of what justice actually means.



HOLY SPIDER received its World Premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival where Zar Amir Ebrahimi won the Best Actress award, also winning the same award at the 2022 Seville European Film Festival. The film was also nominated for Best European Film, Director, Actress and Screenwriter at the 2022 European Film Awards.



Holy Spider Extras: 

  • Q&A with director Ali Abbasi and Ana Lily Amirpour
  • Six exclusive art cards (Blu-ray only)

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