Zalava- at Toronto International Film Festival – TIFF, Midnight Madness

Directed by Arsalan Amiri

Screenplay Ida Panahandeh, Arsalan Amiri, Tahmineh Bahram

Producers Samira Baradari, Rouhollah Baradari, Co-Producer Ruth Yoshie Linton

Cast: Navid Pourfaraj, Pouria Rahimi Sam, Hoda Zeinolabedin, Baset Rezaei, Shaho Rostami, Fereydoun Hamedi, Zahed Zandi, Saleh Rahimi

In 1978, the inhabitants of a small village in Iran called Zalava claim there is a demon among them. Massoud, a young gendarmerie sergeant, who investigates this claim encounters an exorcist attempting to rid the village of the demon. When he arrests the exorcist on charges of fraud, the villagers’ fear and anger escalate.  Massoud and his love interest, a government doctor, soon find themselves trapped in a cursed house, surrounded by villagers who believe they are both possessed by the demon.

Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness Screenings:

Screening (In person)

Tuesday, September 14th at 11:59 pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 1

Screenings (Virtual)

Thursday, September 16th at 1:00 pm at Digital TIFF Bell Lightbox (available in Canada)

Friday, September 17th at 7:00 pm at Digital TIFF Bell Lightbox (available in Canada)

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