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Awards

BAFTA Awards 2017

Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Outstanding British Film of the Year
Babak Anvari
Emily Leo
Oliver Roskill
Lucan Toh
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Babak Anvari
Emily Leo
Oliver Roskill
Lucan Toh

Athens International Film Festival 2016

Won
Best Screenplay
Competition Feature Film Awards
Babak Anvari
Won
Golden Athena
Best Screenplay
Babak Anvari
Nominated
Golden Athena
Best Picture
Babak Anvari

British Independent Film Awards 2016

Won
British Independent Film Award
Best Supporting Actress
Avin Manshadi
Best Screenplay
Babak Anvari
Won
Douglas Hickox Award
Babak Anvari
Nominated
British Independent Film Award
Best British Independent Film
Best Director
Babak Anvari
Best Actress
Narges Rashidi

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2017

Nominated
COFCA Award
Best Foreign Language Film

Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival 2016

Won
Jury Award
Best Actress - International Film
Narges Rashidi

Independent Spirit Awards 2017

Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best International Film
Babak Anvari

Indiewire Critics' Poll 2016

Nominated
ICP Award
Best First Feature
Babak Anvari
8th place.

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2017

Nominated
ALFS Award
Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker of the Year
Babak Anvari

Montclair Film Festival (MFF) 2016

Won
Narrative Feature Competition
Babak Anvari

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2016

Won
Narcisse Award
Best Film
Babak Anvari

Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival 2016

Won
Jury's Choice Award
Feature Film
Babak Anvari

Haunting in a manner that owes as much to the tangible dangers of its setting (Tehran during the ... More

Haunting in a manner that owes as much to the tangible dangers of its setting (Tehran during the Iran-Iraq conflict, circa 1988) as its supernatural and psychological elements, Under the Shadow is both a terrific film and a terrifically scary one. Galvanized by Narges Rashidi's performance as Shideh, a sympathetic, strong-willed mother desperate to protect her daughter from dark forces spiritual and political in nature, the 2016 Bucheon Choice Jury awards its Jury's Choice to writer-director Babak Anvari for elevating the art of horror with this atmospheric, sharply realized debut.


Seattle Film Critics Awards 2017

Nominated
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Babak Anvari

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival 2016

Won
New Visions Award
Best Motion Picture
Babak Anvari

Viennale 2016

Won
Standard Readers' Jury Prize
Babak Anvari (director)

"The specter of terror is haunting us - invisible, ungraspable. Out of historic events arises a ... More

"The specter of terror is haunting us - invisible, ungraspable. Out of historic events arises a domestic fiction that connects outer and inner war, oscillating between the concrete and disturbing generality. "Evil spirits travel on the wind" it says at some point in this film, which attacks our perception and merges formal elements. Every moment hits home in this cinematic trip, from which you neither can nor will tear yourself away."


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