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Film, from 5 Nov 2016

Under the Shadow

Under the Shadow


Under the Shadow has been gaining critical acclaim since it screened at Sundance and has now been chosen as the UK’s foreign language Oscar entry for 2017. Set in Tehran in the 1980s against a backdrop of post-revolution war, the film is a fascinating window on Iranian history, skilfully combined with supernatural elements that slowly turn the film into a terrifying ghost story. Much like The Noonday Witch, the film portrays a battle of wills between mother and daughter. Dorsa is certain that a Djinn has stolen her treasured doll. As she gets increasingly upset, her mother realises there might be some truth in her daughter’s wild stories.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 5 Nov 2016 12:00 to 00:00
Sun 6 Nov 2016 20:45 to 00:00
Mon 7 Nov 2016 13:30 to 00:00
5 Nov 2016 - 7 Nov 2016



    Leeds International Film Festival


    The Headrow,
    LS1 8TL



    See location of The Light on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 300338  Lat: 53.79965 Long: -1.54599

    By Car:

    Head for Leeds city centre from all directions. In Leeds city centre, follow signs for the City Loop - a one way system around the city. When having passed the Town Hall on your left follow the road to the right. Signs for The Light will appear, and the car park entrance is on the right, just after the Cathedral.

    By Public Transport:

    From Leeds city train station, walk out of either of the main entrances and walk straight up Park Row (there are many banks on this road). Cross over The Headrow, and The Light is on the corner by the Radisson BLU hotel.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality