A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Directed by: Ana Lily Amirpour
2014 | USA
Friday, January 9, 2015, 7pm
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 3pm
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 7pm
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. “This is a dream on your screen, absurd, languid, and possessed by the calm of an inevitable beauty. This is what cinema was invented for, a rapture in the school of the surreal, indifferent to the time-wasting fallacy that movies have, or should have, anything to do with realism. A Girl is disarmingly simple (if that’s how you want to read it), or profound enough to be watched steadily as you grow older (if that is your plan). This is the real thing.” David Thomson, New Republic.
Winner Revelations Prize, Deauville Film Festival 2014