Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon (2022)
Director: Ana Lily Amirpour Run Time: 106 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022
Starring: Craig Robinson, Ed Skrein, Evan Whitten, Jeon Jong-seo, Kate Hudson
Country: United States
About the film:
World Premiere at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.
A young woman with psychokinetic powers breaks out of a Louisiana asylum and makes her way to New Orleans, where she falls into the city’s netherworld of misfits and miscreants.
“the kind of grounded fantasy, told in images of darkly burnished color and light… that inspires you to go: This filmmaker has it. She’s got it.”
—Owen Gleiberman for Variety
About the filmmaker:
Ana Lily Amirpour is a director, screenwriter, producer and actress who has made short films since she was twelve. Her fiction feature debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014), self-described as “the first Iranian vampire spaghetti western”, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won her many awards. Amirpour is a lifelong skater, and was a stand-in for the skateboarding sequences in the film. Her second film, The Bad Batch (2016), premiered at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury prize. Her film Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon (2021) also premiered in Venice. Before moving to Los Angeles to become a filmmaker, she lived in California as an artist, bass guitarist and singer. She attended San Francisco State University as an art major for her undergraduate degree, and then graduated from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.See our upcoming films