Luna


2h 22m 1979

Brief Synopsis

Recently widowed American opera diva Caterina takes her teenaged son Joe with her on a long singing tour to Italy. Absorbed in her hectic work in various Verdi operas around Rome, Caterina is soon shocked to discover that her troubled and lonely son has become a heroin addict. Her desperate attempts to wean the youth off the drug result in an incestuous relationship, but also in a possibility to reunite Joe--maybe even herself--with his real father, whose existence she has kept a secret from him.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1979
Location
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 22m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (DeLuxe)

Synopsis

Recently widowed American opera diva Caterina takes her teenaged son Joe with her on a long singing tour to Italy. Absorbed in her hectic work in various Verdi operas around Rome, Caterina is soon shocked to discover that her troubled and lonely son has become a heroin addict. Her desperate attempts to wean the youth off the drug result in an incestuous relationship, but also in a possibility to reunite Joe--maybe even herself--with his real father, whose existence she has kept a secret from him.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1979
Location
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 22m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (DeLuxe)

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 1, 1979

Released in United States 1979

Released in United States 1996

Shown at 1979 New York Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall October 1, 1979

Released in United States 1996 (Shown in Los Angeles (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) August 17-18 as part of program "Bravo Bertolucci" June 29 - September 2, 1996.)

Released in United States 1979 (Shown at 1979 New York Film Festival.)