A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Rating:
Raoul = 7.5 / 10
In an Iranian ghetto city, a young girl wanders into the streets unafraid until fate makes her meet young Arash.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) Review:
This first Persian-spoken vampire movie is one that will be remembered. Full-length version of her short movie of the same name, Ana Lily Amirpour’s flick is a really dark story about forbidden love and vampirism. Interestingly and despite the setting of the film being middle-eastern, the movie was actually shot in Taft, California
Reading this, the first thing that will come to your mind is Let The Right One In and yes, it is a very similar one. Both are slow paced, focus on the romance instead of the horror, and both feature very unusual characters (kids in Let the Right One In, loners in this one).
Now the story in itself is nothing noticeable and is pretty empty actually. But the beauty of this movie lie in its very austere style. Shot in black and white, really slow and with not much talking, this one will take you out of your comfort zone. The music plays a huge part of the movie too, and adds a lot to the movie’s emotional aspect.
A beautiful watch not to be missed this year.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Movie Cast:
|Sheila Vand||…||The Girl|
|Marshall Manesh||…||Hossein ‘The Junkie’|
|Mozhan Marnò||…||Atti ‘The Prostitute’|
|Dominic Rains||…||Saeed ‘The Pimp’|
|Rome Shadanloo||…||Shaydah ‘The Princess’|
|Milad Eghbali||…||The Street Urchin|
|Reza Sixo Safai||…||Rockabilly|
|Ray Haratian||…||The Boss ‘Commercil’|
|Ana Lily Amirpour||…||Skeleton Partygirl|
|Pej Vahdat||…||DJ Porno|
|Masuka The Cat||…||The Cat (as Masuka)|
|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
|Maruti Garikiparthi||…||Marcus (as Maruti Gariki)|