In Ana Lily Amirpour’s words “a vampire is a serial killer, a historian, an addict and a romantic, all in one”. The thirst for life of these lonely creatures has always got a seducing power for the Iranian- born director who grew up on Anne Rice’s vampires stories.
Her debut feature, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, based on her artful graphic novel, is a blood sucker romance set in the imaginary, nocturnal Iranian town of Bad City. Here a female vampire stalks potential victims with a judgmental eye, but she isn’t immune to romantic desire when it presents itself in the form of a boy who’s looking for a way out of his dead-end existence.
Shot in a stylish black and white, the film draws its influences from Leone’s westerns, horror films, graphic novels, Lynch’s weird atmospheres and the Iranian New Wave. Amirpour, who is a true music addict and used to be the front woman of an art-rock band, also put particular attention on the movie score that’s nurtured by a mix of Iranian rock, techno and Morricone-inspired riffs.
Keep an eye on the movie, on the girl, and enjoy the teaser after the jump!