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After losing their baby, Grant (Ben Daniels) and Christine (Dervla Kirwan) visit a old friend from art school and his wife in their isolated and idyllic seaside house. Over a long weekend, secrets are revealed among the four characters, Grant and Christine come to terms with their loss and the life of the dead child, Jacob, is lived out in a series of fantastical dreams.
Luna is a film which is hard to describe. Every section of the film is artistically presented through animation, beautiful shots or just little details which bring out the magic in an ever so subtle way, such as glitter in the moonlight. Dealing which such a heavy topic as the loss of a child, Luna is littered with some extremely emotional moments, so don’t expect »
- Richard Axtell
Madrid — In the run-up to the Toronto Festival, where the fantasy drama plays in the Vanguard section, Media Luna has acquired worldsales rights to “Luna,” the latest film by U.K. artist-director Dave McKean (“MirrorMask”).
A celebrated illustrator of graphic novels (“The Sandman”), CD covers (for Machine Head, Fear Factory, Alice Cooper) children’s picture books (“Crazy Hair”) and concept artist on “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” McKean’s first feature, Sundance 2005 premiere children’s fantasy “MirrorMask” combined live action and animation. He returns to the mix, this time targeting adults, in “Luna.”
Written by McKean, “Luna” centers on a couple who, after losing their baby, visit a friend in his isolated and idyllic seaside house. Over a long weekend, secrets are revealed and the life of their dead child is lived out in a series of fantastical dreams that »
- John Hopewell
2 items from 2014
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