Oscar Predictions: Holy Spider

Ali Abbasi’s 2018 fantasy Border won plenty of acclaim and was Sweden’s designee for International Feature Film. It didn’t end up making the final cut, but it did score a nomination for Best Makeup and Hairstyling (coming up short to Vice).

The filmmaker’s latest is the crime thriller Holy Spider and its Cannes premiere is drawing plenty of solid critical attention. The Rotten Tomatoes rating is 88%. Zar Amir Ebrahimi is a reporter tracking Mehdi Bajestani’s serial killer. Said to be dark and gruesome, it would need a spirited Oscar campaign to contend for International Feature Film. My hunch is it ends up on the outside looking in like Border did. My Oscar Prediction posts will continue…

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