The Nights of Mashhad: the dark trailer of the new Ali Abbasi

The director of Border returns to Cannes in official competition.

A wave of feminicides hits the holy city of Mashhad, Iran. A journalist from Tehran looks into the affair, but comes up against the hostility of the local authorities, both police and religious. The serial killer only attacks “corrupt” women (“I’ll clean the city of these streaks“), and no one seems to care…

Four years after the slap Borderwho received the Un Certain Regard Prize, the Swedish director of Iranian origin Ali Abbasi returns to Cannes, this time in official competition with Nights of Mashhad. The film will be presented on May 22 on the Croisette before being released in theaters on July 13. Trailer :

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