Ana Lily Amirpour Talks “A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE…” Follow-up, “THE BAD BATCH”News Samuel Zimmerman
Writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour has crafted one of the most exciting debuts of the year. Her self-proclaimed Iranian Vampire Western A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT is a cool customer of a horror story that’s atmospheric, eerie, swooning and unique. It deservedly won over audiences at Sundance and New Directors/New Films, and when Kino and VICE distribute this fall, will similarly have audiences looking forward to where she goes from here. Apparently, it’s Texas.
Profiled as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s annual 25 New Faces of Independent Film, Amirpour briefly spoke of her next film, a “post-apocalyptic cannibal love story set in a Texas wasteland” entitled THE BAD BATCH.
Outlining the plot, it seems Amirpour is cultivating a style of genre films set in a world she holds much affection for. The director explains, “A muscled cannibal breaks the rule ‘don’t play with your food. It’s Road Warrior meets Pretty in Pink with a dope soundtrack.”
Speaking to the Film Society of Lincoln Center earlier this year, Amirpour said “I want to shoot anamorphic color and have a look and feel of the ’80s and ’90s with an eclectic soundtrack that’s part techno, part Western, and part ’90s pop…It’s going to be really weird and romantic and also very violent.”
For more on Amirpour and A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, see our review here. Kino Lorber and VICE release the black-and-white feature in October.