DISPATCH FEMINIST MOVING IMAGE: A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (2014)

Director : Ana Lily Amirpour

Starring: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò, Dominic Rains, Rome Shadanloo, Milad Eghbali, Reza Sixo Safai

Running time: 98 minutes

Rating: 15

Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps, and other sordid souls, is a place that reeks of death and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire is stalking the towns’ most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom…blood red.

The first Iranian Vampire Western, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut feature basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. Amped by a mix of Iranian rock, techno and Morricone-inspired riffs, its airy, anamorphic, black-and-white aesthetic and artfully drawn- out scenes combine the simmering tension of Sergio Leone with the weird surrealism of David Lynch.

Margaux Portron, DISPATCH FMI’s Research and Development Manager, will be introducing this screening with a discussion around gendered spaces.
Margaux Portron holds a PhD in political philosophy and wrote a thesis that explored the relationship between drone warfare and democracy. After two years as researcher and deputy director for an organisation supporting conflict artists, she founded Paper Planes, an organisation which focuses on art and politics; it is the result of research and exchanges with creatives who express the need for a space to reflect critically on their practice, particularly when working with vulnerable artists or participants.
DISPATCH FMI is an intersectional feminist moving image curatorial practice and online platform with a focus on works created by women. Our aim is to bring feminist cinema and theory to all by making our screenings accessible, affordable, and educational.

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23/07/2018 - 8:20 pm

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