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El destello de la luna (2016)

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A jobless gay actor is offered the dream role of a lifetime in a feature film, but he must play an elderly drag. He will be forced to overcome his fears and prejudices to understand better himself and the others.

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Gustavo Letelier
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Ricardo Herrera Ricardo Herrera ... Renato, Lola & Luna
Pablo Sotomayor Prat Pablo Sotomayor Prat ... Ivan, Ana & Sol
Maximiliano Meneses Maximiliano Meneses ... Anibal
Paula Leoncini Paula Leoncini ... Anastasia
Patricio Muñoz Patricio Muñoz ... Pedro
Nicolas Najle Nicolas Najle ... Danilo
Paola Pulgar Paola Pulgar ... Anibal's Girlfriend
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Renato and Ivan are two gay actors living a relationship that has become unexciting over the years. Their precarious lives are stretched to the limit as they try to find ways to make quality theater in Chile. But their daily routine suddenly changes when Anibal, a handsome young filmmaker casts them in a film based on a famous drama about the lives of Lola and Ana, two poor, outcast, elderly transvestites. But also two bright lights in the Latino LGBT firmament. However, Renato and Ivan are also part of a society that segregates and discriminates and they must overcome their own prejudices to play such challenging characters. And, as they confront their own demons and heal ancient sorrows they discover a new opportunity to defeat their fears, redeem themselves as talented actors and find new meaning to their own personal lives. And Anibal not only gets a great film made but also finds in Renato an amazing talent to write and perform his next films. Written by Gustavo Letelier

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Comedy | Drama

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Shining Moon (official film bolero)
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Thoughtful, insightful and uplifting
26 May 2020 | by JCanni68See all my reviews

I really appreciated this thoughtful, moving drama about a gay couple wrestling with the state of their diminishing relationship while also wrestling with their own convictions and prejudices. The characters felt genuine and sincere, and the story of their lives was compelling. The film explores a subculture without prejudice, which I found eye-opening, and relatable on a level. It also provides a window into theatre culture. Some may be off-put by the raw cinematography, but I found it added to the rawness and sincerity of the story. And the orchestral score was a great compliment to the film's emotions.


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Country:

Chile

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Shining Moon See more »

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Santiago, Chile See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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