It’s been a while since Ana Lily Amirpour‘s one-two punch of “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” and “The Bad Batch” made her a woman filmmaker to watch. But five years passed between “The Bad Batch” and the world premiere of Amirpour’s latest at Venice last year. Has everyone forgotten about her? It’s time to find out, as “Mona Lisa And The Blood Moon” finally hits theaters and Digital On-Demand at the end of the month.
Amirpour’s latest could best be described as a low-down, supernatural fairy tale. “Blood Moon” stars “Burning” actress Jun Jong Seo and Kate Hudson as a pair of women who look to make a quick buck thanks to Seo’s mysterious powers. But will the New Orleans police get the better of them?
Here’s the film’s official synopsis, courtesy of Paramount:
Kate Hudson and Jun Jong Seo star in this mind-bending thriller from visionary director Ana Lily Amirpour. When a struggling single mother (Hudson) befriends a mysterious mental institute escapee with supernatural powers (Jong Seo), she sees a lucrative opportunity to make some fast cash. But when they draw the attention of a detective, their luck starts to run out as the cops close in on their crime-spree.
“Blood Moon” also stars Craig Robinson, Altonio Jackson, Ed Skrein, and Evan Whitten. The movie also sees Amirpour team up with Ari Aster‘s cinematographer Pawel Pogorzelski, so expect “Blood Moon” to be an extra good-looking film.
Our review of “Blood Moon” from Venice 2021 called the film “a sweet, scuzzy blast of pure escapism” (read it here). But how will critics and audiences take to Amirpour’s latest trippy outing? Find out when the film hits theaters on DOD on September 30. Watch a new clip from the movie below.