USA. Direction: Ana Lily Amirpour. Production: Justin Begnaud, Sina Sayyah / Say Ahh Productions, SpectreVision, Logan Pictures, Black Light District. Screenplay: Ana Lily Amirpour. Photography: Lyle Vincent. Edition: Alex O'Flinn. Cast: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò, Dominic Rains. Running time: 100 min
LANGUAGE: Persian / SUBTITLES: Basque
In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a run-down area crawling with prostitutes, drug addicts, tortured souls and losers of all types, a creature stalks her victims in search of blood. Everything changes when boy meets girl. This vampire Western-cum-cult movie, a love story with the spirit of a graphic novel, a black and white horror film set in a fictional Iranian town but shot in California, has become a genre surprise in recent years. This was the first feature film by Ana Lily Amirpour, who this year presents her movie The Bad Batch (2016) in festivals around the world.