bart_calendar (bart_calendar) wrote,

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night - Review

You would have thought the vampire genre had done everything by now. Then, you see A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, and realized you've never even considered the poissibility of an Iranian, feminist vampire skateboarder, who inhabits a movie that is shot like a Sphagetti Western and ends up being a love story.

This film feels like something from the 50s or 60s in a good way. Shot in black and white in California it takes place in a part of Iran called Bad Town.  A girl in that city walks alone at night and deicides which people she is going to eat. She seems to have accepted that she's a vampire and decided to use her hunger to get rid of people she consideres dick weeds.

She meets a guy dressed like Dracula after he's left a costume party. And then things get weird. To say any more would be to give spoilers. But I will say if you want to watch something different and see how much fun a director can have playing with genres this film is more than worth it.

Also, for reasons I won't get into, this film is great for cat lovers.

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