A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    Directed by

    • Ana Lily Amirpour

    USA

    2014

    99 min

    • Farsi

    Fantasy

    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.

    Awards

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    • 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

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Sheila Vand
    Arash Marandi
    Mozhan Marinó
    Dominic Rains
    Milad Eghbali
    Rome Shadanloo
    Marshall Manesh
    Screenplay
    Ana Lily Amirpour
    Cinematography
    Lyle Vincent
    Editing
    Alex O’Flinn
    Music
    Federale
    Radio Tehran
    Bei Ru
    Farah
    White Lies
    Kiosk
    Free Electric Band and Dariush
    Sales
    KINOLOGY
    Production
    SAY AHH PRODUCTIONS
    Production
    SPECTREVISION
    Production
    LOGAN PICTURES
    Production
    BLACK LIGHT DISTRICT

    Press

    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.

    Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

    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.

    Bilge Ebiri, Vulture

    It's like an early Jim Jarmusch indie set in Little Tehran at 4 a.m.

    Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

    A mesmerizing taste of Amirpour's work, filled with enough creative invention to whet the appetite for more.

    Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

    It reminded me of watching “Stranger Than Paradise” or “Eraserhead” for the first time (two movies Amirpour has clearly seen).

    Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

    Every individual element is sacrificed to the larger cause of creeping us right out.

    Thomas Hachard, NPR

    Just when you think you've seen it all... along comes something completely new.

    Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

    It could become a totem for a hipster world mad for jukebox funkiness, vampires, and gender-politics righteousness

    Michael Atkinson, Village Voice

    Ana Lily Amirpour

    Ana Lily Amirpour

    USA

    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.