Keswick Film Club - A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Saturday 27th February 9:30 PM

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night 

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour Country: USA
Cert: 15 Year: 2015 Length: 101 mins Language: Persian
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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Score: 58.85% Attendance: 109

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Described as cool, funny, but with substance, this sounds like the vampire movie for people who would never go to a vampire movie. This film has garnered wins from festivals from Buenos Aires to Dublin.

Iranian/American director Ana Lily Amirpour describes her debut film as an 'Iranian Vampire Spaghetti Western'. Her film wrong-foots the audience deviously with its aura of shivery nocturnal threat, the point being that the central character is the predator, not the prey. Never given a name, and played by Argo actress Sheila Vand, this apparition in a chador, skateboarding along the black-and-white streets of a fictional Iranian backwater called Bad City, turns out to be a vampire. She feeds mainly on those who've earned it.

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