Mubi adds Ali Abbasi’s ‘Holy Spider’ to Cannes 2022 acquisition slate

Arthouse platform has taken UK-Ire, LatAm and Malaysia.Mubi has made Ali Abbasi’s Competition title Holy Spider its latest Cannes acquisition, buying the film for UK-Ireland, Latin America and Malaysia.The film will have a theatrical release in each territory, before landing on the Mubi streaming platform.Holy Spider was acquired for the US by Utopia earlier this week.Based on a true story, the film follows an Iranian reporter who descends into the dark underbelly of the holy city of Mashhad, to investigate the serial killings of sex workers by a ‘Spider Killer’ who believes he is cleansing the streets of sinners.

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