A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
First screened in January 2015
Director: Ana Lily Amirpour. Cast: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Dominic Rains, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò, Milad Eghbali, Rome Shadanloo, Reza Sixo Safai, Pej Vahdat. Screenplay: Ana Lily Amirpour (based on her short film and series of graphic novels).

Twitter Capsule: Only Iranians left alive, honey! Fresh angles on country, city, vampire, chador, junkie, cat.

VOR:   Influences abound but they've never been pastiched quite like this, and particularly in such sleek, stylish form. Shapeshifts: your call if it's political cinema or a night of purely intoxicating panache.

Photo © 2014 Kino Lorber/Black Light District/
Say Ahh Productions/SpectreVision/Logan Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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