Black Moon (1975)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental, Fantasy, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Abstract Film, Mythological Fantasy, Paranoid Thriller, Psychological Sci-Fi, Surrealist Film  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Germany, France, Italy  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

In Louis Malle's apocalyptic fantasy Black Moon, Lily (Cathryn Harrison, granddaughter of Rex) drives down a lonesome road, and soon finds herself in a alternate world full of non sequiturs and bizarre characters. At times, this looks like a David Lynch film, what with an old woman conversing with a rat, a pack of naked children chasing a pig, a talking unicorn, a strange set of possibly incestuous siblings (one of whom is "underground" film star Joe Dallesandro), and several other warped set pieces. Malle reportedly culled inspiration for the narrative of this film from his own dreams.



incest, adolescence, alternate-reality, battle [war], battle-of-the-sexes, caterpillar, dream, dream-interpretation, eagle, fantasy, future, on-the-run, pig, reality, twins, unicorn, war