by Jeff Beer.
In a world where Hollywood is investing more and more into comic book heroes and reboots, it’s perhaps unsurprising that a black and white Iranian vampire western wouldn’t be the easiest pitch to studios. Ana Lily Amirpour knows this all too well.
The writer and director’s debut feature film, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night hit theatres this week after building significant hype at Sundance. Vice Creative Director Eddy Moretti, whose company is promoting the film, has called Amirpour “the next Tarantino.” The New York Times‘ A.O. Scott said the film has “Jim Jarmusch-like cool” and “disarmingly innocent outlaw romanticism.” But despite the accolades, not long ago Amirpour felt pressured and constricted by the conventional thinking of those around her and the narrow definition of Hollywood success.
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