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Film Review: ‘Luna’

11 May 2015 3:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

English multimedia artist Dave McKean’s third feature — it would’ve been his second, had not funding woes greatly delayed post-production on a film that completed principal photography in 2007 — is a more personal project than his first, the Neil Gaiman-based “Mirrormask.” (Not to mention 2012’s relatively little-seen “The Gospel of Us,” a performance record of a modern passion play starring Michael Sheen.) Yet like that 2005 debut, “Luna” deploys fantasy elements in service of an emotionally grounded story that transcends standard genre categories. This delicate, poetic drama of two couples working through issues of grief and longing over a long country weekend is a minor commercial prospect, but should find some admirers beyond the fest circuit in home formats.

After a mysterious opening animated sequence in which a paper airplane/bird is sent by a woman to a distant tower, we meet our real-world protagonists. Nearly losing their way on serpentine rural roads, »

- Dennis Harvey

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