A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is described as “the first vampire spaghetti western in Farsi.” It is the debut of Iranian American director Ana Lily Amirpour. Shot in black-and-white, the film moves through a fictional Iranian ghost town, “Bad City,” which is riddled with hookers and drug dealers.
The girl is played by Sheila Vand (Argo, State of Affairs), who is first generation Iranian American. Amirpour was born in the UK, raised in the US. A Girl was filmed entirely in California (sorry). Amirpour is already working on her next film, The Bad Batch. She describes it as “a post-apocalyptic desert-set, cannibal love story.” It will be in color and in English.