I’m not one for reviewing movies, so lets call this a brief one-sided discussion in which you are welcome to join in the comment section below.
A few weeks ago I watched Lily Ana Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night because it was available on Netflix and I remembered reading such great things about it after its 2014 Sundance premiere.
The reason I wanted to write a bit about Amirpour’s film is because it felt so new and original to me that it demanded a post of its own.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night takes place in a close-to-empty Iranian town called Bad City. The film’s tone is new wave cool, with a spaghetti western vibe and a vampire-horror theme. Although her style of filmmaking is clearly influenced by many genres, I believe Amirpour’s film transcends all genre stereotypes. With A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, I felt like I was watching something important unfold before my eyes. It’s one of those films, like 8 1/2 or Mulholland Drive, that’s iconic the very moment it’s completed.
I want to hear from you! What did you think about A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night? And if you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to rent it at your local video store or check it out on Netflix.