• Bristles with brilliance. Calls to mind the aristocratic tragedies of Visconti, but owes just as much to Italian Giallo. Glenn Heath Jr.

  • A revelation: a sensual, politically charged tale of aristocracy and class struggle through the lens of sumptuously crafted gothic storytelling. Anthony Bowmer

  • A grand guignol of shattered glass, double-crosses, piled-up corpses and sexual betrayal. We are so lucky to have it restored to us Sarah Manvel

  • Looks set to assume a deserved place as one among the many masterpieces of Iranian cinema. Marc Nelson