21st Century Cinema
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour • 2014 • United States
Starring Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi
The first Iranian vampire western, Ana Lily Amirpour’s mesmerizing debut feature blends the influences of spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, the Iranian New Wave, and Jim Jarmusch into a truly original blast of shoegazey, black-and-white cool. In a desolate ghost town somewhere between Tehran and Southern California, a hijab-wearing, skateboard-riding vampire (Sheila Vand) stalks the streets preying on the city’s bad men. But when vampire meets boy, an unusual love story begins to blossom . . . blood red.
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