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.

Tuesday, September 14th, 7:45pm at the Star St-Ex

Wednesday, September 17th, 6:00pm at the Star St-Ex

Sunday, September 21st, 8:15pm at the Star St-Ex


Country: USA

Year: 2014

Duration: 1hr 45

Version: Farsi, with French subtitles

Rating: 12+

Cast & Credits

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