Moon Shadow


1h 22m 1994

Brief Synopsis

After many years' absence Lorenzo returns to his childhood home in Sicily. At 39 his life is motivated by ambition in the world of science and he considers the crumbling old house a useless link to the past. Intending to repair and sell the house and then return as quickly as possible to Milan, Lore

Film Details

Also Known As
Colpo di Luna, Ladder to the Moon
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1994
Production Company
Eurimages; Netherlands Film Fund; Sales Company; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Promofest

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m

Synopsis

After many years' absence Lorenzo returns to his childhood home in Sicily. At 39 his life is motivated by ambition in the world of science and he considers the crumbling old house a useless link to the past. Intending to repair and sell the house and then return as quickly as possible to Milan, Lorenzo hires Salvatore, an elderly worker, and his two young helpers. He discovers they all live in a therapeutic community where a young doctor, Titto, deals in an unconventional and creative way with the psychological problems of about 20 young men and women. Among these is Salvatore's son. As he observes Salvatore's simple philosophy of life and the young mentally ill, an awakening understanding of humanity--and the discovery that life is not controlled by rationality--helps Lorenzo to accept his own fragility and to live with some painful childhood memories.

Film Details

Also Known As
Colpo di Luna, Ladder to the Moon
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1994
Production Company
Eurimages; Netherlands Film Fund; Sales Company; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Promofest

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States February 1995

Released in United States October 1994

Released in United States Winter December 1, 2000

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 23 - March 3, 1995.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 9-20, 1995.

Shown at MIFED in Milan, Italy October 23-28, 1994.

Feature directorial debut for Alberto Simone.

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 23 - March 3, 1995.)

Released in United States February 1995 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 9-20, 1995.)

Released in United States October 1994 (Shown at MIFED in Milan, Italy October 23-28, 1994.)

Released in United States Winter December 1, 2000