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7.3
/10
2,524 Ratings

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour
United States, 2014
Horror, Drama
  • Farsi
  • English

Synopsis

In the shadows of Bad City–a lawless hellhole, inhabited by underworld figures, drug addicts and pimps–a lonesome vampire wanders around. Dressed in a hijab and a striped t-shirt, she follows local villagers. One night she meets Arash, an Iranian James Dean lookalike. There is an instant attraction.

Our take

Let this intriguing title lure you into the mysterious world of this modern, feminist take on the vampire horror film set in Iran! Shot in crisp B&W cinematography, this is an invigorating reappropriation of a genre usually known for undermining women as the ultimate victims. No more, time’s up!

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

2015 | 3 nominations including: Best First Feature

Village Voice Film Poll

2014 | 2nd place: Best First Feature

Such striking images reach beyond the screen and burn themselves into our consciousness. Amirpour’s debut is a truly arresting work of art.
December 24, 2014
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The number of influences here could have made “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” yet another movie-mad parody or an arch exercise in style; instead, the film launches itself into a dreamspace of its own that has a unique power and pull.
November 21, 2014
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Amirpour has fashioned a remarkably good pastiche of an American widescreen, black-and-white genre film of the late 1950s or early 1960s.
October 09, 2014
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