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A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night Review!

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A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night - Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour
I love modern films done in Black and white, myself. It’s not generally the budgetary thing from days of yore, but rather an aesthetic choice, and in this case a good one. the movie has a nice occasionally anachronistic feel, as well as seeming somehow like a modern take on the vampire mythos. In the super lonely sad oil town of Bad City, somewhere in deepest artsy B&W Iran, a young guy with a hot car (Arash) tries to make his way, and is derailed by his weirdo dad (Marshall Manesh as “Hossein”- kind of channeling Louis Negin) and the pimp Hossein owes money to. Enter the creepy girl who barely seems to move when she walks. She’s behind you one minute, in front of you another.
The pacing is odd, the characters listen to some good music, and verbally, emotionally fence with each other, building a convincingly Fellini-esque world filtered through youthful Iranian experience and a…