Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014 Diary - Day 2

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Today's line up of films I watched at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival included horror, absurdity and a Truffaut classic. 

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

This was a fun film to watch. An Iranian vampire noir set in "Bad City",  stylish looking film with a great soundtrack that includes western and Iranian indie and electro music. This film has been receiving rave reviews around the film festival circuit and now I know why. 

If you're trying to find a costume for Halloween this year, I suggest you go as "The Girl" (pictured above) as she's referred to in the end credits. 

Lots of favourite scenes in this film. This is one of my favourites, the entire scene was set to Death by White Lies

Floating neither up or down
I wonder when I’ll hit the ground
Will the earth beneath my body shake
And cast your sleeping hearts awake
Could it tremble stars from moonlit skies
Could it drag a tear from your cold eyes
I live on the right side, I sleep in the left
That’s why everything’s got to be love or death
Yes, this fear's got a hold on me

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

This film started with the above line. After it ended, I told myself I have to get my hands on the first two parts.  A Pigeon Sat on a Bench Reflecting on Existence is an absurd film about the absurdity of life. I absolutely loved watching it.

The line "I'm happy to hear you're doing fine." was uttered many times in the film and the more we heard it, the more absurd it sounded. (I do realise I used the word "absurd" three times, but I really can't think of another word to describe this film.)

Day for Night / La Nuit Americaine

A non-romanticised look at movie making and (mis)affairs of the heart on a movie set. My favourite quote from this film, "I might quit a guy for a movie, but I'd never quit a movie for a guy".