Must Watch: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
First off: it’s an Iranian feminist vampire film. AN IRANIAN FEMINIST VAMPIRE FILM. Written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night has been making waves since it’s release at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. In the film, we follow an unnamed girl clad in a chador who walks the streets of fictional Iranian city “Bad Town” taking out bad people (aka sucking their blood) until she meets Arash, a hard-working dude caught up with some bad people as he tries to take care of his heroin addicted father. Touching exchanges and bloodsucking/murder follow in what is a gorgeously atmospheric vampire flick, with a compelling love story to boot. If you’re looking for lots of action, this film might be lost on you, but it’s able to portray the subtleties of human (vampire?) emotion beautifully, and entirely in black and white which only enhances the slinky atmosphere. And there’s a cat!
You can see A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night on Netflix, or Amazon Video or iTunes for $3.99.