Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon is a fantasy-adventure film directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, with a cast that boasts Jeon Jong-Seo, Kate Hudson, and Craig Robinson.
Mona Lisa Lee (Jeon Jong-Seo), escapes from an asylum and the strange abilities that she possesses prove to be dangerous. Newly free, Mona does her best to thrive in the disorderly streets of New Orleans. In the course of trying to make it on her own, she crosses paths with Officer Harold (Craig Robinson) and soft-hearted stripper Bonnie (Kate Hudson).
Since its premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2021, Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon has received recognition for its thrilling usage of Italian techno and heavy metal on its soundtrack. The film won Best Original Music at the Catalonian International Film Festival in 2021 and Best Film Score at the Gerardmer Film Festival in 2022.
After the 7:30 screening on Saturday, October 1st, stick around for an in-person Q&A with director Ana Lily Amirpour!
“Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon is a wonderfully strange take on New Orleans horror.” – Jojo Ajisafe, London Evening Standard
“In a sense this is Amirpour's most honest film. Unlike her previous ones, which struck a faux somber tone, this wears its neon, fun-loving heart on its sleeve.” – Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies
“With its hyper-saturated mood, hypnotic music and highly stylized cinematography, Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon will surely thrill the director's existing fans and convert new ones.” – Lovia Gyarkye, Hollywood Reporter
- Rating R
- Running time 106
- Released 09-30-2022
- Genre Horror