A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Friday, March 29 - Sunday, March 31, 2024

Director Ana Lily Amirpour in person for Q&A on Sunday, March 31 at 5:00 p.m.

“This super-stylish and spellbinding Persian take on the vampire genre doubles as a compact metaphor for the current state of Iran. Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut feature guides us on a dreamlike walk on the wild side, into the nocturnal and sparsely populated underworld of “Bad City,” an Iran of the mind that nevertheless rings true. In a cool and brooding scenario that involves just a handful of characters, an alluring female vampire stalks potential victims with a judgmental eye—but isn’t immune to romantic desire when it presents itself in the form of a young hunk who’s looking for a way out of his dead-end existence. With to-die-for high-contrast black-and-white cinematography and a sexy cast that oozes charisma, horror has seldom seemed so hot.” — Caryn Coleman

Screening as part of Shadows of Change: Women and Horror in 2014, programmed by Caryn Coleman and co-presented by The Future of Film is Female

  • Country USA
  • Language Farsi with English Subtitles
  • Year 2014
  • Running Time 107 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Kino Lorber
  • Director Ana Lily Amirpour
  • Cast Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Navabi, Dominic Rains
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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