The Ministry of Culture revoked the rental license for the film “The Holy Spider Killer”
The Ministry of Culture of Russia has revoked the distribution certificate for the film “Sacred Spider Killer” by Iranian director Ali Abbasi. This is reported by the “Bulleten kinoprokatchika” publication with reference to the distributor of the film in Russia, the “Exponenta Film” film company.
In the letter of the Ministry of Culture about the revocation of the rental certificate, it is said that the decision was taken “in connection with the presence in the specified film of materials containing information, the distribution of which is prohibited by the legislation of the Russian Federation.” “Exponenta Film” refused to provide additional comments, “Bulleten kinoprokatchika” writes.
The film was released in Russia on May 11. According to the publication, he collected 1.49 million rubles in cinemas for the weekend.
The film “Sacred Spider Killer” is based on real events. It tells about the serial killer Said Hana, who in the 2000s wanted to “cleanse” the city of Mashhad of sin by killing sex workers. According to the plot, a young journalist from Tehran begins her own investigation of murders.
The actress Zara Amir-Ebrahimi, who starred in the main female role, received the silver Palm branch of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival for the best female role.