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La Luna (2011)

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A fable of a young boy coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. It's the first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. Will he be able to find his own way?


Enrico Casarosa


Enrico Casarosa
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview:
Tony Fucile Tony Fucile ... Papà (voice)
Krista Sheffler Krista Sheffler ... Bambino (voice)
Phil Sheridan Phil Sheridan ... Nonno (voice)


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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The characters are named after Italian terms: "bambino" (child), "papa" (self-explanatory) and "nonno" (grandfather). See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »


Edited into The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012: Animation (2012) See more »

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La Luna - A short film that packs an emotional punch
23 June 2012 | by cory-huff3897See 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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22 June 2012 (USA) See more »

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