Black Moon (1975)

                                             Poster of the film.

                                          PS: Contain spoilers.

Black Moon is an european film of 1975 directed by Louis Malle. This movie is extremely bizarre and strange, but at the same time, I was curious and wanted to know what was going to happen in the film. The Criterion Collection  released this movie, and I was even more curious. Not to mention that I love Louis Malle. 

Lily (Cathryn Harrison) is a young girl who is driving a car in a forest until she saw some young people being killed by some uniformed men, but the film doesn't specify who were them. Then she runs away and suffers a car accident. She is fine and suddenly, finds a huge house. A totally different house, isolated from everything else. 

There she sees naked children running around the house, and along the film, we discover that there lives an old lady apparently weak and two couples of brothers. Sister (Alexandra Stewart) and brother (Joe Dallesandro) take care of the children, the animals and the land. There is no communication by words, but by touch and look.

       The brother (Joe Dallesandro) and Lily (Cathryn Harrison).

The old lady (Therese Giehse) is extremely irritating. She is stupid and very pathetic. She's in her room all the time and talks to a rat. And somehow, Lily has just entered into this room. They don’t get along, and their relationship becomes terrible.

Lily is in the middle of it, lost. Trying to understand something that can’t be explained. And me too, trying to understand something, but it has a point that I decided to give up and just see the events of the film.

The film is getting increasingly bizarre and surreal ... a sister breastfeed the old lady (yes I swear she does), and then, Lily herself begins to breastfeed the lady.

The animals, I can't forget them. There are sheeps, pigs and of course, an unicorn. Lily was curious with this unicorn, and since he is the only one who communicates with her in a "decent" way, let's say, she wants to approach him, and when he runs away, she says she doesn't want to be alone, and chases the unicorn. It has an hour of the film, which appears several closes in bugs as well.

                                    Lily with the unicorn.

This is a totally different movie. Louis Malle did something unique, enigmatic. This film is not easy and not for everybody, not really. Well, until today I didn’t make a single conclusion of it, and I finished to watch this film because of the curiosity and fascination it caused me, but not by trying to understand something.

Well, the only thing I can say now is for you to watch this movie. And please, share with me, because I would love to talk about it with someone else.



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