There are all kinds of interesting things happening in this trailer for Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. You have that Jim Jarmusch coolness at play, a noticeably Western music score, an obvious horror hook, and lots of Iranian elements as well.
This means we don’t really know what kind of movie we’re getting, but it has a vampire and certainly looks like something special. People have been saying great things about this one, and I can’t wait to see it to figure out exactly what’s going on behind all that pretty black and white cinematography. And I don’t even like vampires that much!
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night will get a limited release starting November 21 with an expansion to follow some time later. Here is the film’s synopsis:
Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls, is a bastion of depravity and hopelessness where a lonely vampire stalks its most unsavory inhabitants. Cinema’s first Iranian vampire western, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut feature basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. Amped by a mix of Iranian rock, techno, and Morricone-inspired riffs, its airy, anamorphic, black-and-white aesthetic and artfully drawn-out scenes combine the simmering tension of Sergio Leone with the weird surrealism of David Lynch.
It’s usually a bad sign when films get compared to David Lynch, so I'm just going to pretend I didn't read that.