A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Ana Lily Amirpour
USA, 2014
Fiction, 100min, OmeU

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Ana Lily Amirpour
USA, 2014
Fiction, 100min, OmeU

Cast: 
Sheila Vand
«The Girl»
Arash Marandi
«The Persian James Dean»
Mozhan Marnò
«The Prostitute»
Dominic Rains
«The Pimp»
Milad Eghbali
«The Little Boy»
Rome Shadanloo
«The Rich Girl»
Marshall Manesh
«The Gambler»
Reza Sixo Safai
«The Rockabilly»
Screenplay: 
Ana Lily Amirpour
Camera: 
Lyle Vincent
Editor: 
Alex O’Flinn
Composer: 
Federale
Radio Tehran
Bei Ru
Farah
White Lies
Kiosk
Free Electric Band
Dariush

Production: 
Say Ahh Productions
World Sales: 
Kinology
Format: 
DCP
Black/White

Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls, is a bastion of depravity and hopelessness where a lonely vampire stalks its most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom ... blood red.
Cinema’s first Iranian vampire western, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut feature basks in the shear 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 weird surrealism of David Lynch. Above all, Amirpour’s tale of love and squalor is fun. Why else would a vampire ride a skateboard? (Sundance Film Festival)