Book To Film Club - Thursday Evening
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
A skateboarding vampire preys on men who disrespect women in this one-of-a-kind debut 'vampire western'.
Director: Ana Lily Amirpour
Cast includes: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi
Book to Film Club Thursday evening
101 Mins / 2014 / USA, Subtitles
Ana Lily Amirpour's first feature A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a delightful transfiguration of vampire horror according to the young and feminist restlessness of our current times.
Premiered at Sundance, produced by the actor Elijah Wood, spoken entirely in Farsi, the film was an immediate sensation within the cinema world and was described as "the first Iranian vampire western".
Born in England, raised in the US, with Iranian roots, Amirpour sets the film in a fictional post-apocalyptical Iranian city (shot in the deserts of California), and dialogues with a long-line tradition of vampires on cinema: from Tod Browning's Dracula (1931) to Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), passing by Tony Scott's The Hunger (1983) and Tomas Alfredson's Let's the Right One In (2008).
In her extensive research for the film, the filmmaker gathered so many fascinating materials that she decided to unfold her project to other media, which resulted in a graphic novel, published altogether with the film release.
Book to Film Club: Thursday 29 July, 7.30pm
Join us for our revived Book to Film Club to discuss the film and its adaptation. Hosted by Natalia Christoffoletti Barrenha.
Want to read the graphic novel in advance? You can buy part one and part two of the graphic novel from Forbidden Planet, and we have copies available to loan from the cinema on a first come first served basis - just ask at the bar on your next visit.
This film is F-Rated. The F-Rating is applied to all films which are directed by women and/or written by women. Find out more about F-Rating.
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