The film launches itself into a dreamspace of its own that has a unique power and pull.


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A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

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In the timeless Iranian ghost-town of Bad City, abuse against women runs rampant, cloaked by the dark of night. The abuse, however, is met with sharp punishment from a vengeful female vampire (Sheila Vand) who preys on the men that disrespect women. The spellbinding setting and characters establish a dark arthouse ambiance while simultaneously addressing the status of women in society.

The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave.

Preceded by Suicide by Sunlight.

Valentina, a day-walking Black vampire protected from the sun by her melanin, is forced to restrain her bloodlust to regain custody of her estranged daughters.

Directed by Nikyatu Jusu.

2015. USA. 101 minutes. Not Rated.