What the hell is that. I’m Iranian but I cant as tiny as a shit communicate with the film and with no one in the film. Scene design, cloth design and nothing else matches with the year and with the country it demanding made for. It doesn’t echo anything from any movie or genre except just buffoonery, mockery and foolery if you like .
Unlike Jarmusch, Ana Lily doesn't even try to make you believe that some deep shit is going on. The characters are defined by what clothes they wear, what car they drive and what songs they listen to. And they know it. It is precisely the loneliness and desperation that arise from this futile search for identity that end up humanizing the sad caricatures we see in this incredibly authentic film.
Loved it... Totally visionary... What with this and 'The Bad Batch' Amirpour has already (for me) proven herself to be one of the most original and interesting filmmakers to emerge in recent years! Both of her features are true originals and I cannot wait to see where she goes next! Brilliant!
the film just keeps on trying hard. very stylish but who needs a merely stylish photography? sorry but the labor to create this film has gone to waste. the nice imageries have gone to waste due to puerile, senseless bourgeoisie narrative. had it not been in monochrome, i don't think it could even pull off the atmosphere it tries to exhume even at its lowest degree. i never disliked a film like this before