[Sundance '14 Review] ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ Is Stagnant Storytelling

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Hailed as the first Iranian Vampire Western, Ryan Daley was not a fan of the black and white A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, which premiered last week at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

I realize A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is an entry in a category of experimental films, but even experimental films are required to keep the audience engaged in some way or another” explains Daley in his review.

Perhaps most disappointing is A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night‘s maddeningly unexploited potential. Shot in a evocative black and white, it looks and feels like a vampire movie. A good one. Vand is excellent as ‘The Girl’, putting out a vibe equal parts seductive innocence and knowing menace. With a few more plot points and tighter pacing, Amirpour’s creative endeavor might have earned a rightful place alongside bleak vampire think-pieces like Martin or Midnight Son.

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