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El unicornio

Black Moon

Dirigida por Louis Malle
Francia, Alemania Occidental, 1975
Fantasía, Terror, Misterio

Sinopsis

La joven Lily consigue eludir los horrores de una misteriosa guerra que se libra en el campo. Será entonces cuando se refugie en una remota granja. Se trata de un lugar en el que todo es surrealista, donde vive una familia muy poco convencional…

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El unicornio Dirigida por Louis Malle

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César Awards

1976 | 2 victorias incluyendo: Best Cinematography

Reseñas críticas

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.
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  • msmichel's rating of the film El unicornio

    This ingenious, playful and mesmerizing film by Malle again found him experimenting with genre here exploring absurdism and surrealism within a strange fairy tale of sorts. The film does indeed bring to mind Carroll and Freud but also the brothers Grimm and the old testament too. Shot exquisitely by the great Sven Nykvist. A beautiful and strange gem that begs discovery.

  • Renton47's rating of the film El unicornio

    The silence of animals indeed. It is blase to reference Lynch in any discussion of surrealism, but if you read Catching the Big Fish you get an appreciation of what it takes to tap into the unconscious. BM has many signifiers, but they are alert and prescriptive. They do not haunt the ID, Bergman's Shame another unfavourable comparison. Too literal, not quite visceral.

  • dionysus67's rating of the film El unicornio

    A sagacious vision of 'weird wave' aesthetic before Lanthimos or anyone else came up with it, Malle's dreamlike sojourn to the unconscious takes political, psychological, anthropological and theological turns, mostly conjured by pristine, idolatrous and animalistic imagery. Politically dystopian it's a hallucinatory look on evil's inscrutability. Flawed, yet its first 20mins constitute devastatingly brilliant cinema!

  • Greg S.'s rating of the film El unicornio

    Hard to believe this work when unrecognized for so long and that it's initial reaction was that the film didn't entirely work and maybe in the 70's I could understand but today the surrealism and childlike playfulness feels way more fluid than the headiness you get with a David Lynch knockoff. Malle's use of animal imagery is particularly skillful. "Dreamlike" is thrown around a lot but this film nails it down.

  • Brotherdeacon's rating of the film El unicornio

    Cathryn Harrison is on point as the ephebophiliac pin-up protagonist caught between "Little Joe" and a unicorn in this Louis Malle allegory/sexual awakening concoction. Here, the line between fantastic and ludicrous becomes blurred at times, but the sensual tension (which is the film's common language), is consistent thanks in part to Sven Nykvist's color lighting as well as Cathryn Harrison's energetic performance.

  • T. J. Harman's rating of the film El unicornio

    This is how I like my fantasy. Surrealist. No much special effects. Looks and is sold by it's actors and director as completely real. I love to fall into the dream logic of this film and try to crack the uncrackable metaphors. The lead actress does a lot with very little dialogue and completely sell herself in this situation, a very tricky role pulled well either by a mix of talent and/or manipulation by Malle.

  • Matthew Martens's rating of the film El unicornio

    The war between men and women keeps breaking out, and so do the pigs, the children, and the flowers; the unicorn is a hypocrite, and beauty is only an invitation to snakes to climb up your skirt. No one isn't Lilith, except perhaps for Lily, reduced in the end to the role of wet nurse to dying earth mothers and fraudulent icons of purity or virility -- which is to say, I suppose, that she grows up. The moon is down.

  • Luis Pires's rating of the film El unicornio

    One of my favourite alternative takes on classic fairy tales, along with Juraj Herz's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

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