They had me at vampire in a chador. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a great film and a helluva introduction to filmmaker Ana Lily Amirapour. I haven’t been this excited by a debut indie since El Mariachi.
Like El Mariachi, A Girl (as I will call it here) seems to have been made with a budget of loose change found behind the couch cushions. It’s filmed in glorious black and white. It references many genres, films, and styles while still always being completely singular. There is also a haunting soundtrack including Farsi music, and visual touches best not spoiled by gobsmacked reviewers.