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Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon

Venezia 78 Competition

Director:
Ana Lily Amirpour
Production:
Le Grisbi Productions (John Lesher, Dylan Weathered), 141 Entertainment, wiip studios, Rocket Science, Black Bicycle
Running Time:
106’
Language:
English
Country:
USA
Main Cast:
Jeon Jong-seo, Kate Hudson, Craig Robinson, Evan Whitten, Ed Skrein
Screenplay:
Ana Lily Amirpour
Cinematographer:
Pawel Pogorzelski
Editor:
Taylor Levy
Production Designer:
Brandon Tonner-Connolly
Costume Designer:
Natalie O’Brien
Music:
Daniel Luppi
Sound:
Jacob Ribicoff, Frenchie Gaya, Chris Terhune
Visual Effects:
Brainstorm Digital

Synopsis

Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon follows a girl with unusual and dangerous powers who escapes from a mental asylum and tries to make it on her own in New Orleans. With exciting sequences set to thrilling music including Italian Techno and Heavy Metal, this fantasy-adventure film is sure to invoke memories of the 1980s and 1990s.

Director’s Statement

Growing up in America I was always aware that I was an outsider. We came from somewhere else, spoke a different language, and it was hard to know where I fit. The fantasy films I loved as a kid gave power to the outsider. I found heroes in them that made me feel seen and fueled my quest for personal freedom. In my films the biggest antagonist is the system, and how it forces certain behavior onto us, and ultimately affects how we see each other and where we find belonging. With Mona Lisa, I wanted to create a new type of hero who faces the problems of a modern and twisted reality. An adventure-fairytale to explore what personal freedom is in a chaotic society that makes it hard to feel free.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: John Lesher, Dylan Weathered – Le Grisbi Productions
Tel. +1 310 652 6120
ab@grisbiprod.com and dylan@grisbiprod.com

PRODUCTION 2: Adam Mirels, Robbie Mirels – 141 Entertainment
3 Columbus Circle Suite 1420
10019 – New York, United States of America
Tel. +1 917 565 7411
info@141ent.com

OTHER COPRODUCTIONS : Black Bicycle, Wiip Studios

WORLD SALES: Schumacher Thorsten – Rocket Science
140 Wardour Street
W1F 8ZT – London, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2074340032
info@rocket-science.net

NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTION : CAA

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Alessandra Tieri – Lucky Red

PRESS OFFICE: Lawrence Atkinson – DDA
192-198 Vauxhall Bridge Rd
SW1V 1DX – London, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 20 7932 9800
monalisa@ddapr.com


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