Rabbit’s Moon

Kenneth Anger (1972)

Rabbit’s Moon is a film following the story of a mime living in a dark, blue tinged world obsessing over an unobtainable moon, which is home to a rabbit. The film is inspired by Eastern folklore that there is the image of a rabbit in the markings on the moon, much like the Western interpretation of a man’s face making the Man on the Moon.

The film was created by Anger in 1950 but then spent a number of years in the archives of Cinematheque Française in Paris until 1970. A cut was made in 1972 and then another, final cut in 1979.

The set of Rabbit’s Moon looks intentionally artificial, like a theatre set. It doesn’t shy away from the reality of the set, that it is a constructed world.

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