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Thursday, 9 April 2015

A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT [2014]

Director Ana Lily Amirpour's feature length debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, is an Iranian Spaghetti Western vampire film that's set in a black & white industrial wasteland.
The age-old story of the "boy & girl whose love is torn over one's thirst for blood" is given a refreshing makeover with Amirpour's vision and voice.  She creates a graphic novel like world that feels like a cowboy's Eraserhead with fangs with it's sparse use of dialogue, odd-ball humor, a gaggle of lonely folk who all hide a secret and a seemingly non-existant world outside of the character's immediate gloomy setting. With it's slow-burning pace, poetic visuals and poignant personality the film offers an enticing view to what I thought was a burnt out genre.

4 cat burglars out of 5

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