Louis Malle meets Lewis Carroll in this bizarre and bewitching trip down the rabbit hole. After skirting the horrors of a mysterious war being waged in the countryside, beautiful young Lily (Cathryn Harrison) takes refuge in a remote farmhouse, where she becomes embroiled in the surreal domestic life of an extremely unconventional 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.
- New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
- Archival video interview with director Louis Malle
- Gallery of behind-the-scenes photos
- Alternate French-dubbed soundtrack
- Original theatrical trailer
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- PLUS: A new essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau