Sitges 2014: Review of "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" by Ana Lily Amirpour

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

The world of vampirism as we have never seen it before, it comes to us from Iran.

Actually it comes to us from the United States, although the cast of the film and its director Ana Lily Amirpour They are of Iranian origin.

The first feature film by promising Iranian director Ana Lily Amirpour «A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night»Was one of the most celebrated at the 47th Sitges Festival.

Sick of seeing Iran almost exclusively in war films or post-war dramas, always portrayed from the most rural and depressed areas, we see it this time in a different way, since, although the film is shot in the United States, it is clear that it represents the country of the director .

And to show us a different Iran, the filmmaker takes us to Bad city, the city invented for a vampire girl to lurk at night.

Closest to independent cinema USA that to the horror genre, this black and white film, how could it be otherwise, tells us about problems that we find in Iran as in any part of the world.

The film is narrated from the point of view of a boy who has to deal with a drug addict and womanizer father. His father's debts have caused him to lose his precious car, but his life is turned upside down when a vampire kills the camel and pimp to whom he owes, keeping him with the business.

A film novel yrrefreshing which may suffer at times due to its extremely slow rhythm, but which will undoubtedly be one of the most remembered titles of this edition of the Sitges Festival.

Rating: 7 / 10

More information - Preview Sitges 2014: “A Girls Walks Home Alone at Night” by Ana Lily Amirpour


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