“An astonishing debut feature that contains the dark beauty of old school vampire films, the cool rigor of the Iranian New Wave, and the culturally aware wit of someone with killer taste in music and movies.” —Filmmaker Magazine
One of the surprise discoveries of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, this amalgamation of graphic novel, rock, techno, spaghetti western, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave is set in the ghost town of Bad City, which is full of seedy characters—junkies, prostitutes, thieves, and pimps. A lone, skateboard-riding vampire sets out to combat the lowest of these townspeople … and fall in love. Stupendously shot in high-contrast black-and-white with deep shadows, this unexpected romance brings a new perspective to the concept of love. 2014, DCP, in Farsi with English subtitles, 104 minutes.