Black Moon

  • Dir: Louis Malle

  • France/West Germany, 1975, 100minmins

  • Cast: Cathryn Harrison, Therese Giehse, Alexandra Stewart

Louis Malle’s surreal fable of a war between men and women, seen through the eyes of a child. Starkly dreamlike, the film is dominated by archetypical characters of Brother Lily, Sister Lily and the Old Woman. Both its symbolic scenes and probing interactions transport us to a world where naked children tend flocks, and unicorns and hawks guide actions in a human world. And yet much of the shooting was conducted around Malle’s own homestead, where the sights and sounds of pastoral France take on new mythic dimensions.


1976 César Awards, Best Cinematography & Best Sound


    In-theatre Screening

    • 2016-06-18 (Sat)
      2016-06-26 (Sun)


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