Black Moon [1975] [Criterion] (BLU)

Louis Malle

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Synopsis

Louis Malle meets Lewis Carroll in this bizarre and bewitching trip down the rabbit hole. After skirting the horrors of an unidentified war being waged in an anonymous countryside, a beautiful young woman (Cathryn Harrison) takes refuge in a remote farmhouse, where she becomes embroiled in the surreal domestic odyssey of a mysterious family. Evocatively shot by cinematographer Sven Nykvist, Black Moon is a Freudian tale of adolescent sexuality set in a postapocalyptic world of shifting identities and talking animals. It is one of Malle's most experimental films and a cinematic daydream like no other.

Product Details

  • Starring: Joe Dallesandro, Alexandra Stewart, Cathryn Harrison, Therese Giehse
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 571

Special Features

  • Archival video interview with director Louis Malle
  • Gallery of behind-the-scenes photos
  • Booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau
  • Original theatrical trailer

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