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”) 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.