There are movies and there are films.
If you’re a fan of films (that is, movies that are often offbeat, personal, quirky and just plain “different”) then we’ve a gem for you.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a black and white tale about a female vampire that wreaks havoc on dead beat dudes in her town. Here’s the kicker, the film takes place in an Iranian ghost town (although it was really shot in Taft, California), it’s in Farsi, and the vampire is cloaked in a traditional chador.
Here’s the trailer…
The film is the debut feature film from Iranian-American filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour. It was brought to screens with the help of Actor Elijah Wood who is an Executive Producer of the film as well as VICE who is distributing it theatrically in the U.S.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night has been described as “the first Iranian vampire spaghetti Western.” The director grew up watching Italian made westerns and the influence on A Girl is evident.
I love this film for many reasons. It’s beautifully shot, has an eclectic soundtrack, the production design and sound are out of this world and on so many levels, the film is like something you’ve never seen.
It’s definitely in my top 5 films of 2014-2015. Check out the film’s website for screening details.
And, if you’re interested in learning more about the director then checkout this 2 part Behind-the-Scenes series created by VICE.
Behind the Scenes of ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ (Part 1)
Behind the Scenes of ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ (Part 2)
Words by FT.