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MOON

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

D Duncan Jones P Stuart Fenegan, Trudie Styler S Nathan Parker Dist Sony Pictures TD 35mm/2008

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