Iran's Vampire Western 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' First Trailer
You might not expect a vampire western to come out of a country like Iran, but here we are with the first trailer for an indie called A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, one of the official selections of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival from earlier this year. This is a genre film through and through to the point that the trailer almost feels like it was directed by a young, foreign Quentin Tarantino or Robert Rodriguez. The press release cites influences from spaghetti westerns, horror and Iranian New Wave, and that's all perfectly on display here. This looks like a foreign film to go out of your way to see whenever possible. Watch now!
Here's the first trailer for Ana Lily Amirpour's A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night from Vice:
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night marks the feature directorial debut of Ana Lily Amirpour, who also wrote the script. Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls, is a bastion of depravity and hopelessness where a lonely vampire stalks its most unsavory inhabitants. Touted as Iran's first vampire western, the film is amped by a mix of Iranian rock, techno, and Morricone-inspired riffs with an airy, anamorphic, black-and-white aesthetic and artfully drawn-out scenes combine the simmering tension of Sergio Leone with the weird surrealism of David Lynch. The film hits Los Angeles and New York on November 21st and other theaters will follow. Interested?