Previously at the ICA - Films
22 May 2015 – 6 Aug 2015
Iranian writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut feature is an atmospheric vampire story filmed in stunning monochrome and full of allegorical references. In run-down Bad City, the Girl in question is actually a hijab-cloaked bloodsucker.
During her nocturnal ramblings on her skateboard, she bumps into a hooker and feasts on a drug dealer and a pimp. She meets Arash, a handsome James Dean lookalike who’s on his way home from a party dressed as Dracula. He dreams of leaving Bad City, but has to support his junkie father. Visual jokes abound, and the slow-burn romance between Arash and the Girl is beautifully modulated in this wonderfully strange film.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, dir. Ana Lily Amirpour, USA 2014, 100 mins., Persian with English subtitles.
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