World Sales: Kinology
Distribution: Pretty Pictures
Bad City a place of vice where loneliness and death are never far away. Neither is the beguiling vampire who peruses the streets on a skateboard scouting for prey in the posture of a hooker. But enter neo-punk Arash and she’s confused.
Cinema’s first Farsi-speaking vampire grooves to electro in this hybrid lm blending multiple genres with pop and classic cultural elements from both the Middle East and the West. Amirpour has fused in uences as disparate as the comic book the graphic novel the western and 40s noir cinema into a startlingly beautiful and original film set in a fictive Iranian wasteland and one which aptly reflects the global cultural mix we are all heading for.
Duration: 1hr 45
Version: Farsi, with French subtitles
Director: Ana Lily Amirpour
Producers: Sina Sayyah, Justin Begnaud, Ana Lily Amipour
Screenplay: Ana Lily Amirpour
Cinematography: Lyle Vincent
Editing: Alex O’Flinn
Music: Jay Nierenberg
Cast: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh