The art direction is stunning. The acting fresh and compelling. A really simple story allows the film to be rounded and a full visceral experience. The soundtrack is perfect.
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 town’s most unsavoury inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom... blood red.
Agree with previous. The setting is, at first, confusing. However as the central and smaller roles start to grip, and they do, so does the story. Director Amirpour and her equally gifted team have come up with a rare offering; atmospheric, affecting, deeply and mysteriously thrilling. A rare jewel, flawed, but still dazzling.
Seriously - watch with an open mind. It’s about loneliness and the dark things we do to deal with it. The fact she’s a blood sucking vigilante isn’t really the point :) Moody, artistic, poignant. LOVE IT
Definitely worth watching - lots of references to historical western cinema ideas with a few unique ideas thrown in. I would have been a lot more impressed if it had been funded/produced and shot in Iran.
I quite liked the concept. The fact that its not shot in Iran and somewhere probably in LA is blindingly obvious and distracts a bit from what its intending. It also suffers a bit from style over substance - but all in all not a bad piece.