A monumental tribute to the moon made of 130 sequences from the history of cinema and exclusive images filmed in 16mm. The voice over reflects on the fascinating lunar nature through literary excerpts from Dostoevsky, Shakespeare and Joyce, among others. The lunar soundtrack adds mystery to this stimulating, cinephile proposal.
To understand the obsessive research work of Irish director Tadhg O’Sullivan, one must keep in mind the influence of the moon on human behavior and on life on Earth as a whole. O’Sullivan immerses himself in the archives of film libraries around the world attracted by the light of the Earth’s satellite and the result is a fascinating visual poem about symbols, cinema, art and human relationships with nature. It premiered at the Venice Film Festival.
The intertitles may nudge you towards connection but O'Sullivan has carefully woven the fabric of his film so it does the work for you, pulling you along in the same imperceptible way as the moon draws the tides.— Amber Wilkinson · Screen International
The ethereal and seductive nature of the moon and its presence in film, literature and other art forms across the planet is the basis for Irish filmmaker Tadhg O’Sullivan’s latest feature.— Amber Wilkinson · Screendaily