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.
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.