A girl walks home alone at night

A girl walks home alone at night

Streaming Video - 2014 | Persian
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Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps, and other sordid souls, is a place that reeks of death and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire is stalking the town's most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom...blood red. The first Iranian Vampire Western, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut feature A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. Amped by a mix of Iranian rock, techno and Morricone-inspired riffs, its airy, anamorphic, black-and-white aesthetic and artfully drawn-out scenes combine the simmering tension of Sergio Leone with the surrealism of David Lynch.
Publisher: [United States] : Kino Lorber : Made available through hoopla, 2014.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 101 min.)) : sd., col.
Restrictions on Access: Digital content provided by hoopla.

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evro66
Jul 07, 2017

a beautiful movie... about nothing.

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Maoisdead
May 25, 2017

Overhyped- boring hipster film- quite amateurish actually-you should avoid this film like the plague. It just goes to show how much true artistry went into " Eraserhead "- a film the director is lamely and unsuccessfully trying to evoke in this lamefest.
If you want to watch an artful Iranian film watch something by the great Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami ( Taste of Cherry, Like Someone in Love, Certified Copy etc. ).

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TheSandoz
Dec 18, 2016

Really poor effort- dull, plodding, and laughable in the extreme. Consider yourself forewarned as there are those reviewing this flic that have an axe to grind- there's no other reason for such an awful film to receive praise of any kind.

AL_MARINA Oct 17, 2016

A dreamlike film that is a visual and auditory delight. It looks like film noir, sounds like an Iranian homage to the spaghetti western, and features one of the most unique portrayals of vampires I have seen since "Let The Right One In."

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Ron@Ottawa
Oct 01, 2016

Shot in B/W, this Iranian-language film tells a vampire story with a twist. It is a low-budget film, and there is little action. Often you look at a scene with not much happening. However, this is an arthouse piece, and lovers of this kind of films will find it very enjoyable. Subtitles.

JCLMelodyMK Sep 22, 2016

"A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night" is called the first Iranian Vampire Western. It is very different, and no it's not an action movie. When I watched it the combination of black and white filming and the the minimal dialogue held me to the screen wondering what would happen next. I also thought the music used to accompany the scenes was well done and maybe even a little Hitchcock like. I liked it.

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jlt246
Aug 02, 2016

The love scene in this film is stuck in my head. Fast music and slow movement, shapes and shadows shifting in black and white, love, death, desire, hunger, mix and mingle... watch it!!!

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funky_d
Apr 21, 2016

Beautiful film! Excellent soundtrack.

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ClarkHarveyRoth
Feb 23, 2016

Vampires in film are like rosemary in cooking...a not unwelcome presence (ironically enough), as long as you're ready for the flavor to suffuse the whole dish. In this case it's accomplished brilliantly, among the many other brilliant accomplishments centralized here...from the soundtrack, to the skateboarding scene (thank you VICE), to the bizarre but masterfully rendered S.E. Hinton subtext, & all of it in Farsi...!?! A good vampire movie also re-populates & advances the legend without revisiting all the rote exposition that can create drag on a plot, yet another well-deserved commendation here. I'm a little astonished at the terrible reviews...this director set out to make every scene an art-photo and succeeded beautifully. Put simply there was nothing not wonderful about this film for me, & for the free-ranging narrative & directorial innovations in play throughout, my jaw was in my lap for 100 minutes. Do yourself a favor, ignore the haters, & get on this one. CR

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Repeal_BillC_51
Feb 04, 2016

Cool,Great,Phantastic,Beautiful B&W indie art chiller!

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