“A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” (2014)

Films And Lice

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By Jerome Reuter

Much like zombies, the vampire has reached the age of gentrification. Thanks a lot, Twilight. However, a recent release that gives a new face to this chapter of gothic horror. A Girl That Walks Home Alone (2014) completely breaks the mold.  There’s no other way to really describe it, this film is a game changer. Successfully combining elements of film noir, experimental film, and being nothing short of complete perfection.

The film is set in a fictional locale, known as ‘Bad City’ in Iran. It’s a cold town, a mix between suburbia, and the urban blight depicted in Eraserhead. The people we encounter are the very dregs of society–a heroin addict, a pimp, a prostitute, a loner, and drug-addicted teenagers. The film weaves its way through several subplots, each focusing on a different character. Speaking of Eraserhead, this film manages to capture the atmosphere of…

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