A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour

Year: 2014
Running Time: 99
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: Farsi
Subjects: Women's Studies
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A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

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Milad Eghbali
Dominic Rains
Arash Marandi
Sheila Vand

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Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour


Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps, and other sordid souls, is a place that reeks of death and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire is stalking the towns most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom...blood red.

The first Iranian Vampire Western, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut feature A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. Amped by a mix of Iranian rock, techno and Morricone-inspired riffs, its airy, anamorphic, black-and-white aesthetic and artfully drawn-out scenes combine the simmering tension of Sergio Leone with the surrealism of David Lynch.

Reviews

"The biggest honest-to-God discovery of 2014." -Salon.com

"Even as Ms. Amirpour draws heavily from various bodies of work with vampirelike hunger, she gives her influences new life by channeling them through other cultural forms, including her chador-cloaked vampire.." - New York Times

"Ana Lily Amirpour's feature debut could become a totem for a hipster world mad for jukebox funkiness, vampires, and gender-politics righteousness." - Village Voice

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Strand Theatre Rockland 1433476800June 5, 2015
Mendocino Film Festival Mendocino 1432785600May 28, 2015


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