Black Moon

Black Moon (Luna Nera) (1975)

Black Moon (Luna Nera) first published by Film4, July 2006 Summary: Louis Malle goes to Wonderland in his oddest film, co-written with Luis Buñuel’s daughter-in-law Joyce. Review: Compile a list of those directors who have delved deepest into the human unconscious for their films’ images and ideas, and no-one would blink to see on it the names…

Matchmaker

The Princess and The Matchmaker (Gung-hap) (2018)

This is the text for my introduction to a screening of The Princess and the Matchmaker at the London Korean Film Festival on the 4 November Hong Chang-pyo’s feature debut The Princess and the Matchmaker is a period film about stars, political harmonisation, and sexual liberation. Let’s start with the stars. Set in 1753, during King Yeonjo’s…