Country : USA

Year : 2022

Running time : 1h33

Version : Kurdish and Farsi, subtitled in English and French

Rating : Some scenes may not be suitable to all audience

Director : Arsalan Amiri

Producers : Rouhollah Baradari, Samira Baradar

Writers : Arsalan Amiri, Tahmineh Bahramalian, Ida Panahandeh

Actors : Navid Pourfaraj, Pouria Rahimi Sam, Hoda Zeinolabedin


1978: in a Kurdish village on the eve of the Iranian revolution, a young woman appears to be possessed by a demon. The community calls in an exorcist to free her from evil influence using an ancestral ritual. A police officer tries to counter local beliefs to save the young woman. Zalava is a debut feature of high-tension horror from scriptwriter turned director Arsalan Amiri. Questioning notions of the rational and the unreasoned, between modernity and superstition, he brings home to his viewers their own perceptions andjudgments while playing on their repressed fears.