Film News: The First Iranian Feminist Vampire Western

While the vampire narrative is as old as time itself, it doesn’t stop the world from constantly finding new ways to appropriate it. Nowadays, several countries have taken it upon themselves to portray their versions of the familiar legend set against the backdrop of their own homeland resulting in hauntingly beautiful and honest examinations of their countries current situations and social issues. Much like Sweden’s version titled Let The Right One In set in a dark and snowy Scandinavian town, Lily Amirpour’s new Sundance acclaimed film titled A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is set in a ghost town in modern day Iran. Along with its peer, Amirpour’s version also portrays the powerful and flesh hungry villain in female form resulting in what is said to be “this years best Iranian feminist vampire film” according to Slates Culture Blog. Shot in black and white using the classic “film noir” style, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is both a visually pleasing triumph as well as a fully loaded critique on sexual politics in Iran.

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A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is out November 21, 2014.