A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Persian-language vampire romance, the feature debut from American rising indie auteur Ana Lily Amirpour. Says Variety: "No film that revels in extended shots of a poker-faced, hijab-clad Nosferata cruising the streets for blood on a slow-rolling skateboard can be said to be playing things entirely straight." 

Set in an imaginary Iranian underworld, a ghost-town named Bad City - a place that reeks of death and loneliness and where pimps, thugs and drug lords rule the streets. The townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lone female vampire.

2014Rating: MA15+100 minsIran, USAFarsi with English subtitles
HorrorThrillerRomanceWorld Cinema
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A sly, slinky creeper... feature spices its genre stew with elements of Lynchian neo-noir and even spaghetti Western, but the film’s pointed, contemporary gender politics are very much its own.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Equally cool and cruel, stuffed with subtext, this 'Iranian fairytale' weaves its spell to a flip, hip ending. Amirpour is one to watch.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This film is just occasionally a bit too cool for school - but mostly just cool enough, which is very cool.

4.0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Like a mosaic of shimmering fragments that do not compose a bigger picture, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut feature brims with stylised qualities that have been prioritised over story and characters.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This moody and gorgeous film is finally more about atmosphere and emotions than narrative -- and none the worse for it.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A delectable, atmospheric creation, a lush dreamscape that we fall into, captivated and elevated.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

By turns funny, vaguely creepy and too cool for school, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is certainly unusual - but also seductive and strange enough to stick in the memory like a fever dream.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

A sly, slinky creeper... feature spices its genre stew with elements of Lynchian neo-noir and even spaghetti Western, but the film’s pointed, contemporary gender politics are very much its own.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Equally cool and cruel, stuffed with subtext, this 'Iranian fairytale' weaves its spell to a flip, hip ending. Amirpour is one to watch.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This film is just occasionally a bit too cool for school - but mostly just cool enough, which is very cool.

4.0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Like a mosaic of shimmering fragments that do not compose a bigger picture, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut feature brims with stylised qualities that have been prioritised over story and characters.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This moody and gorgeous film is finally more about atmosphere and emotions than narrative -- and none the worse for it.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A delectable, atmospheric creation, a lush dreamscape that we fall into, captivated and elevated.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

By turns funny, vaguely creepy and too cool for school, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is certainly unusual - but also seductive and strange enough to stick in the memory like a fever dream.

4.0

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