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    French filmmaker Louis Malle was the rare kind of artist whose curiosity and unique directorial approach allowed him to make films in every genre and style—from dazzling romantic dramas to intimate documentary explorations. This week, we’re celebrating the narrative films of the venerated director’s oeuvre with The Fiction of Louis Malle, our free festival on Hulu. Beginning with his 1957 debut, the melancholy, Jeanne Moreau–led jazz number Elevator to the Gallows, our selection features: The Lovers; Zazie dans le métro; The Fire Within; Murmur of the Heart; Lacombe, Lucien; My Dinner with André; Au revoir les enfants; and May Fools.

    And take some extra time this week to explore one of Malle’s most experimental works, Black Moon, which Malle made in 1975 between the documentaries Place de la République and Close Up. Inspired by Malle’s affinity for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this absurdist gem stars Cathryn Harrison as Lily, a young woman who narrowly escapes a brutal war between men and women, then flees to a remote farmhouse in the country. There, she finds herself entangled in a bizarre world where identities roam as free as the talking animals and unicorns on the property. Shot by legendary cinematographer Sven Nykvist, this surreal wonder is now available to watch below or over at Hulu—and remember, if you subscribe to Hulu for just $7.99 a month, you can see more than 900 Criterion films commercial-free, anytime.

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