Meet the Woman Behind the Year’s Best Iranian Vampire Western

Meet the Woman Behind the Year’s Best Iranian Vampire Western

Looks pretty interesting, and I don’t think those shine like diamonds under the sun.

“Vampires have the weight of eternity,” Amirpour claims. “They’re much bigger than zombies or [Friday the 13th‘s] Jason or serial killers. They encompass the time and the history of humanity.” And according to her, a vampire who looks like a vulnerable hipster but feasts on drug dealers and alpha brutes…well, that’s just badass.

A minor sensation at this year’s Sundance, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night drops its creature of the night — simply called “The Girl” — into a dreamy, black-and-white world of pretty-boy greasers, muscle cars, punks, junkies and your run-of-the-mill male predators. She appears to be a damsel in distress, cruising the dark streets of a spaghetti-Western like town named “Bad City” (a fictional stand-in for Tehran via Southern California). But once The Girl is threatened, she quickly goes into bloodsucker mode. Complications arise when a handsome local stirs something in her undead heart besides primal hunger.

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