UK / USA, 2008 (MIFF 2009, International Panorama)
Director: Duncan Jones
The directorial debut of Duncan Jones (son of David Bowie), this claustrophobic sci-fi feature stars Sam Rockwell and the voice of Kevin Spacey.
Heralding a fresh renaissance in indie sci-fi flicks, Moon eschews big budget CGI effects for slow-burn combustible tension, telling the story of a man on a solo mission on the moon who begins to suffer hallucinations, as he succumbs to the isolation and monotony of his assignment.
An intimate character portrayal in a starkly impersonal outer space setting, Moon is a claustrophobic drama that harkens back to classic sci-fi of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
“What begins as a psychological study turns into something far more mysterious… a tour-de-force that echoes the work of Jeremy Irons in David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers.” - Screen International