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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
- Ana Lily Amirpour
An Iranian Vampire Western... In a ghost-town called Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the depraved townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.
- Best Up-And-Coming Director Award, Carnet Jove Award, Special Mention (Best Feature Length Film) - Sitges IFFF
- Revelations Prize - Deauville FF
- Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award - Gotham Awards
- Special Mention (Best Narrative Feature) - Hawaii IFF
- Sheila Vand
- Arash Marandi
- Mozhan Marinó
- Dominic Rains
- Milad Eghbali
- Rome Shadanloo
- Marshall Manesh
- Ana Lily Amirpour
- Lyle Vincent
- Alex O’Flinn
- Radio Tehran
- Bei Ru
- White Lies
- Free Electric Band and Dariush
- SAY AHH PRODUCTIONS
- LOGAN PICTURES
- BLACK LIGHT DISTRICT
Yet 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.
In a movie like this, glances, spaces, and movement mean more than dialogue or plot. We experience A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night through its surfaces. But if that’s not the essence of cinema, I don’t know what is.
It's like an early Jim Jarmusch indie set in Little Tehran at 4 a.m.
A mesmerizing taste of Amirpour's work, filled with enough creative invention to whet the appetite for more.
It reminded me of watching “Stranger Than Paradise” or “Eraserhead” for the first time (two movies Amirpour has clearly seen).
Every individual element is sacrificed to the larger cause of creeping us right out.
Just when you think you've seen it all... along comes something completely new.
It could become a totem for a hipster world mad for jukebox funkiness, vampires, and gender-politics righteousness
I feel like you have to get your own ball rolling, fast and hard, until it’s this undeniable giant boulder rolling down the hill.
Ana Lily Amirpour was born in England, but moved with her family to Miami when she was young. She made her first film at age 12, a horror movie starring guests of a slumber party. She has a varied background in the arts including painting and sculpting, and was bass player and frontwoman of an artrock band before moving to Los Angeles to make films. Her debut feature film, the Iranian Vampire Western A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, premiered in the NEXT section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was opening night selection at the New Directors/New Films Festival at the MoMA in New York. She is also creator of a comic book series A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, which chronicles the ongoing blood-soaked journeys of the lonely vampire known only as The Girl. Ana Lily's favorite things are Bruce Lee, David Lynch, and dancing.