As one of the most promising debuts of the year, Babak Anvari’s “Under the Shadow” made quite a splash with its Sundance premiere. And since then, this Iran-set horror film has only grown in acclaim. “Under the Shadow” now sets its eyes on Oscar glory, as it heads into the Foreign Language race as the United Kingdom’s official submission. Earlier this week I had a chat with Anvari to discuss the film and its unique British-Iranian identity. Below is the transcript of our conversation.
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