A surreal sexual "Alice in Wonderland" fairy tale for grown-ups about a girl coming-of-age with a fascinating and unafraid Cathryn Harrison in the leading role. A lot of symbolism and controversial moments that touch on incest and disturbing scenes of an old woman breastfeeding herself on a young girl's breasts. Unicorns and flowers that cry like small children add to the strangeness. Beautifully filmed too.
Surrealism and strange happenings are some of my favorite things that can happen in the movies. However, this is when and if they work. Unfortunately, for the most part, this is the case in Black Moon. Everything feels repetitive and honestly pointless, taking interesting little moments that would work well tucked into another film, instead of making the entire film out of those moments.
Malle has attempted to create this Carroll-esque type modern wonderland, but it really lacks any real meaning or direction. The film is just a chain of arbitrary events with a painfully bad actor as the protagonist. Despite her awful acting the character herself isn't particularly a likable character. I really wanted to enjoy the film but its only redeeming quality is the talking unicorn.