Dir: Ana Lily Amirpour, USA, 2014, 101 mins, with subtitles, Cert: 15
Fri 19 June 2015 // 21:00
Mon 22 June 2015 // 20:00
Tue 23 June 2015 // 20:00 *
Tickets: £5 / £4 / £3 (TTT)
A Girl Walk Home Alone at Night is the first Iranian Vampire Western - it's Once Upon A Time in the West meets Wild At Heart, the Persian Version. And with a Vampire.
In a liminal space that seems to blend industry and barren suburbia, we find Bad City. Walking its streets alone at night, a female vampire with kohl-rimmed eyes and a floating chador searches for prey. She is not so much bloodthirsty as she is out to right specific wrongs.
One of the town’s residents, Arash, a sinner and perhaps someone who has been sinned against, encounters the enigmatic bloodsucker. The two strike up an unlikely friendship that is built on a strange mixture of hope, desperation and stylish intrigue.
A carefully paced film filled with striking images, ethereally beautiful people, and one wonderfully expressive cat, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night has already drawn comparisons to early Jim Jarmusch for its deadpan humour and cool aesthetic.
Taking the world by storm, Ana Lily Amirpour's brilliant début showcases some of the most stunning imagery, careful cinematography and intelligent editing you'll see all year in a cinema.
A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave.
"A bloody triumph" ★★★★★ Observer
"A film with bite" ★★★★ The Guardian
"A spiky feminist treat" ★★★★ The Telegraph
"Film of the week" Sight and Sound
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