Iran's Vampire Western 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' First Trailer

October 27, 2014
Source: Vice

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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?

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  • digifruitella
    OH PLEASE. Look at the background of this Lily chick and the financing. This is a British flick set in Iran. "First Iranian" My ass. If this legitimately came from there everyone associated with it would be in a hole already. Marketing BS.
    • jonezora
      My Iast pay, check was 9500dlr working l2 h0urs a week 0nline, My neighb0ur's sister has been averaging 15k for months now and she works about 2o hours a week. l can't beIieve how easy it was 0nce l tried it 0ut ---------------------------------------------------------------- Here ­­­­­­­­is ­­­­­­­­I ­­­­­­­­­started------- > job-storm.cₒm ----------------------------------------------------------
    • T. Hakeem
      You're a little angry lol. But completely agree with the sentiment. Unfortunately this film has very few real ties with the Iranian Film Industry (which sucks). But, the trailer is really intriguing.
    This looks so much FUN! The way they are playing with light is fabulous.
  • Nielsen700
    UUUhhh, nice.
  • Terry Craig
    Well, Iranian or not, this looks like hella fun. More than any directors mentioned in the article it actually reminded me of early Jim Jarmusch doing a funnier 'Only Lovers Left Alive'.
  • Richie G
    The burqa works well as a sort of dracula's cape. This looks interesting. Love the title
  • Peaceforall1998
    This is not an "iranian" film. It was made by an Iranian but it's not from Iran. The title of this article is very misleading.
  • shiboleth
    I totally approve the idea of an Iranian woman being a vampire that sucks blood to men. In Iranian society, that should be a matter of general decency... Other than that, it looks atmospheric and watchable...




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