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Born of Fire 15 rating

Peter Firth stars as a musician haunted by visions of a mystical nemesis, in this bold and poetic horror with stunning visuals.

Fantasy 1986 84 mins

Director: Jamil Dehlavi



Mixing horror and the avant-garde, Born of Fire is a tale steeped in Islamic mysticism and layered with hallucinatory set-pieces. In 1980s London a classical musician (Peter Firth) learns of the mysteries surrounding his father’s death. His journey takes him to the spectacular rocky terrain of Cappadocia in Turkey to find the ‘Master Musician’ who bewitched his father, only to encounter a creature of unimaginable evil.

Steeped in mysticism and music, and mixing the avant-garde with supernatural fantasy, stunning visuals and a terrific score by Colin Towns, Born of Fire is a bold and poetic horror film from one of international cinema’s great maverick talents, Jamil Dehlavi.