JEAN ROLLIN-UARY: Lost In New York (1989)

Two girls find a magical wooden device called a Moon Goddess — which looks like something Lina Romay would dig up in a Franco movie — and it transforms them into adults — or were they old women transformed into kids all over again? — in this under an hour made for TV ultra personal Jean Rollin film, which kind of feels like a greatest hits of his most striking moments.

This movie feels like the kind of fast forward nostalgia I had as a kid when I was made emotional by love songs I had no understanding of at the time.

Years later, Clams Casino would release a music video with footage of this film, which has been attributed to people struggling with depression and the video itself helping them.

In the same way that childhood ends and I am confronted by feelings within it to this day, this movie makes me feels things that I understand more with each watch. It is ghost-like. It is etheral. It is magic.

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