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Director Ana Lily Amirpour on Iranian vampires and weird SoCal towns

Director Ana Lily Amirpour on Iranian vampires and weird SoCal towns

A statuesque young man with family troubles. An abusive pimp with diabolical facial hair. And a lithe young vampire who wears a chador and rides a skateboard. All of these were set to a Sergio Leone-ish soundtrack, filmed in lush black-and-white cinematography and directed with the romantic tension of a French New Waver.  "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" is not your average vampire flick. For one, it features a who's who of Iranian actors (all speaking Persian), with various bits of the Southern California landscape serving as stand-ins for Iran. Plus, there's the stripped-down storytelling and the fusion of styles. It's been billed as the first...

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