A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, An Iranian Vampire Western Noir

September 3, 2014 | Marina Galperina

Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is gearing up for a European film festivals. The latest Farsi-language French-subtitled trailer is above. In case you too are beautifully lost, here’s its campy description from Sundance:

Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls, is a bastion of depravity and hopelessness where a lonely vampire stalks its most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom… blood red. 

An imaginary Iranian underworld in crisp noir seems like a great setting for a vampire genre update. The film opens on September 6th at the Deauville Film Festival in France, then heads to L’Etrange Film Festival and the Strasbourg Fantastic Festival.