Holy Spider

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Zar Amir Ebrahimi Continues to Stand in Solidarity with the Women of Iran

There is a moment in Holy Spider (2022) when a serial killer (played by Mehdi Bajestani) holds tightly the throat of a reporter Rahimi (Zar Amir Ebrahimi) who posed as a prostitute to catch him. The murderer of 16 Iranian women yells at her, “Who are you?” The female character responds, “I am Zar!,” thus breaking the so-called fourth wall with the public and indicating that, for a moment, she is not a fictional character but herself as a woman.