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La Luna (2011)

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A young boy helps his father and grandfather harvest stars from the moon.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Krista Sheffler ...
Bambino (voice)
Tony Fucile ...
Papà (voice)
Phil Sheridan ...
Nonno (voice)
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A fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat, thats called "la luna" ,they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family's most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?

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Shown together with Brave (2012) in cinemas and DVD. See more »

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The closing credits are a montage of scenes of Bambino on the moon. At the end of the closing credits, the moon shines briefly before it fades away. See more »

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Featured in The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012) See more »

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La Luna - A short film that packs an emotional punch
23 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

Preceding Brave is the Academy Award nominated short film, La Luna. What we have here is a silent film that tells the tale of the lessons a son learns from their father, and vice versa. This is nicely juxtaposed next to Brave, which is about the lessons mothers and daughters teach each other. La Luna is a gorgeous and moving little film that manages to tell a better story in a few minutes (with no dialogue) than most of its two-hour long counterparts. To go into too much detail would really ruin the fun of discovering just why this boy is at sea with his father and grandfather. Just know that the few minutes this short film lasts are very moving and are something to behold.

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