A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Ana Lily Amirpour
By Ali Tenenbaum
This is an unexpectedly tasty little vampire movie. Amirpour’s modern take on the genre is refreshing and quite original. The lead (the almost unknown Sheila vand) is great as the sexy, independent but still vulnerable young vamp.She’s a badass who takes people out on a whim, but she’s shows her sensitive side when she falls for a local Persian stud with a sports car.The supporting cast does their job and plenty of blood is sucked along the way in this tiny, dark, desolate Iranian town.I don’t know if the director is a massive Jim Jarmusch fan but the entire movie reminded me of his films (btw, that’s a huge compliment). The image of a young woman in a berka on a skateboard will stay with me for a long time.
Not for kids but grandmas with a taste for blood might be interested.
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