17th keswick film festival

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (15)

101 mins. Ana Lily Amirpour. USA (2015)

Showing Previews Sat 27 February, 9.30pm

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (15)

This production ended on 27/02/2016

Synopsis

(15) Described as cool, funny, but with substance, this sounds like the vampire movie for people who would never go to a vampire movie. This film has garnered wins from festivals from Buenos Aires to Dublin.

Iranian/American director Ana Lily Amirpour describes her debut film as an ‘Iranian Vampire Spaghetti Western‘. Her film wrong-foots the audience deviously with its aura of shivery nocturnal threat, the point being that the central character is the predator, not the prey. Never given a name, and played by Argo actress Sheila Vand, this apparition in a chador, skateboarding along the black-and-white streets of a fictional Iranian backwater called Bad City, turns out to be a vampire. She feeds mainly on those who’ve earned it.

Location: Alhambra

Running Time: 101 mins

Prices £6; Members £5; Students £4