Tag: Iran

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

dir. Ana Lily Amirpour (2014)

Film poster: “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” dir. Ana Lily Amirpour (2014)

Marketed as the first Iranian vampire western. This latter aspect sits hazy in the background but the sense of (noir-ish, feminist) vampirism permeates, starkly enhanced through black-and-white cinematography and an astute substitution of silence for traditional scoring cues. Quality cast. Award-worthy cat!

42 Word Review: All Three Of Us

All Three Of Us

dir. Kheiron (2015)

[subtitled, from the French “Nous trois ou rien”)

Kheiron_All Three Of Us

Hibat, a young Iranian activist, survives the autocratic regime of the shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the religo-political purges of the ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, before finding a new life and purpose in France. A sombre story made uproariously palatable in the telling.