El niño de la luna

  • 118'
  • Spain
  • 1989
The success/notoriety of In a Glass Cage enabled Villaronga to raise the budget for a far more ambitious project. His sole essay in fantasy, Moon Child is a visually sumptuous fairy tale for enlightened and open-minded adults. It features a blue-eyed boy with paranormal powers, a secret sect of fascist occultists hidden in a weird villa, and a journey of self-realisation towards an Africa that is a very real and present but also mythical mindscape.
One could also say: Moon Child is a most astonish- and disturbing mix of Marvel Comics (think X-Men) and Aleister Crowley - the film's title is actually derived from a 1917 novel by last century's most influential Satanist; which, again, lends the dedication 'A mi padre' a certain salaciously ambiguous je ne sais quoi...
Director
Agustí Villaronga
Country of production
Spain
Production Year
1989
Festival Edition
IFFR 2011
Length
118'
Medium
35mm
International title
Moon Child
Language
Spanish
Producer
Julián Mateos
Production Company
Ganesh Producciones Cinematográficas
Sales
Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA)
Screenplay
Agustí Villaronga
Cinematography
Jaime Peracaula
Editor
Raúl Román
Production Design
Francesc Candini
Sound Design
José Lumbreras
Music
Dead Can Dance
Cast
Maribel Martín