A girl with unusual powers has been locked up in a mental hospital for over a decade… one night when a blood moon rises she awakens her from an ancient slumber and breaks free to re-join modern-day civilization in the wet swampy streets of New Orleans.
She makes her way barefoot and empty handed like a hungry newborn into the adventure and chaos of the French quarter, where she will cross paths with the many strange inhabitants of this hedonistic city, while searching to understand where she belongs in this world, and who is a real friend.
From the director of “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”. [NZIFF2022]
“A lark, a contradiction — a lurid, violent, caught-in-the-gutter movie that’s also a nimble and knowing tall tale for adults.” ~Owen Gleiberman, Variety
“This is a midnight movie/B-movie-type work that knows exactly what it is – there’s no pretensions of “elevated horror” here. Mona Lisa is smart, politically aware, and reaffirms a bit of faith in Amirpour’s talent.” ~David Katz, The Film Stage