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3.4
890 Ratings

Black Moon

Directed by Louis Malle
France, West Germany, 1975
Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Synopsis

This Freudian tale of adolescent sexuality set in a postapocalyptic world of shifting identities and talking animals is one of Malle’s most experimental films and a cinematic daydream like no other.

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Black Moon Directed by Louis Malle

Awards & Festivals

César Awards

1976 | 2 wins including: Best Cinematography

Critics reviews

It’s within this framework — right in the middle — that one finds Louis Malle’s 1975 film, Black Moon. Itself exhibiting the influence of everything from the composite works of Luis Buñuel and Lewis Carroll to singular films like Ingmar Bergman’s Shame (1968) and Robert Altman’s Images (1972), Malle’s fantastic voyage also expresses stimulus from real-world occurrences, like the Vietnam War . . . , and the Feminist movement, which was still gaining liberating steam as the 1970s progressed.
September 22, 2017
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