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Ana Lily Amirpour

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8. Ana Lily Amirpour does horror with a multicultural edge

Vampires in Iran? It could happen, according to Ana Lily Amirpour’s new film, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. This youthful and worldly take on evil bloodsuckers totally gives Twilight a run for its money.

About her unique approach to story telling, Amirpour said, “Making a film is like putting on a perfume — you see who it attracts.”

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