With each layer that is peeled away, this film becomes more intriguing, especially after having read blisteringly rave reviews from Indiewire amongst others, which to be honest- isn't surprising in the least.
The reason is this:
For centuries, vampires have provided handy metaphors for social and physical dilemma, but in the stylishly muted deadpan romance A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, the threat is personal.
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The film traces the narratives of an Iranian town stalked by a 'vampiric presence who's just as lonely as the other locals'.
Here's what Indiewire had to say about it:
Set in the fictional Iranian ghost town tellingly labeled Bad City — but actually shot in California — A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night initially focuses on the downtrodden plight of Arash (), a hip young man who wanders the empty streets accompanied by his husky cat. Coping with the destructive junkie habits of his bumbling father () and staving off the oppression of local crime lord Saeed (), Arash says little but constantly moves around, his grave expression connoting a desire to control of his life. The opportunity arrives in a remarkable sequence in which criminal Saeed takes home a quiet, stone-faced woman () he finds on the street, performs a bizarrely tribalistic dance of seduction and attempts to get physical with her — before she drains his blood dry.
This has to be one of the most exciting films to be featured at Sundance this year, particularly for serious fans of horror/vampire- and hell- just the Supernatural genre in general. It would be a damn shame if you missed this making it one to keep a beady eye on for sure.
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