Just when we thought we’d had enough of vampire movies, along comes Ana Lily Amirpour with this very cool black and white no-budget gem. It’s a bit hipsterish, but don’t let that put you off – it’s also very funny and romantic. Sheila Vand plays the heroine of the title, a vampire in a chic stripy Breton t-shirt and a traditional black chador veil.
Why I loved it
Cath Clarke: ‘This has my favourite scene of any movie I’ve seen all year (as well as the best cat). Our heroine is seductively sucking on the finger of a low-life douche-bag drug dealer. He thinks he’s onto a winner. But then – crunch – she spits his finger out like it’s an olive stone. Nice move.’