A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night: a sparse, feminist horror film
December 6, 2015 1:18 PM Subscribe
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is not your average vampire flick. For one, it features a who's who of Iranian actors (all speaking Persian), with various bits of the [Inland/]Southern California landscape serving as stand-ins for Iran. Plus, there's the stripped-down storytelling and the fusion of styles. It's been billed as the first "Iranian vampire Western."Join director Ana Lily Amirpour for Q&A on Iranian vampires and weird SoCal towns and learn more about her feminist horror film that turns horror film (and every day) tropes on their heads.
Interview with Ana Lily Amirpour by The Vilcek Foundation (5:07), where she talks about growing up in the US, why this isn't actually set in Iran, the freedom of making your own city, and the casting of Masuka the cat.
VICE goes behind the scenes (part 1 - 7:41) with Ana Lily, Elijah Wood (an executive producer/backer) and Shiela Vand (Girl) talking about the inspirations behind the film, continuing (part 2 - 12:11) into the history of the Girl that isn't seen in the film that you can find in the graphic novel, early collaborations with Sina Sayyah (producer), making Margaret Atwood into Bad City's Madonna, and how to say (and write) "pimp" in Farsi, as seen on the head of Dominic Rains (Saeed the pimp), and the importance of music setting the characters and scenes.
Speaking of music, here's a partial playlist of the soundtrack.
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