Moon Child 1989
El niño de la luna (original title)
1h 58min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Adopted by a treacherous semi-scientific cult where extraordinary mental powers are common, extraordinary 12-year-old David begins an archetypal journey across two continents to find his destiny as Child of the Moon.
Beautifully shot film with one of the greatest soundtracks of the last ten years, composed by the mysterious Dead Can Dance. It’s a pity they explicitly decided never to publish the soundtrack on CD. Also Lisa Gerrard from Dead Can Dance plays one of the main roles in the movie.
This is a magical story of an orphan confined in a claustrophobic, orwellian institution, somewhere in post-WWII Europe (it’s never specified where). There they keep children from all over the world that show some form of telepathic skill to experiment with those powers. Our main character starts to discover, somehow, that he has a mission, that he’s the carrier of a strange message
Surrealistic, strange, “lynchian” at times, the movie flows at ease and keeps you on your toes from beginning to end. Stylish cinematography by Jaime Peracaula, solid screenplay and direction by the enigmatic Villaronga, and -once again- a soundtrack that would charm any fan of Dead Can Dance.
Highly recommendable if you have a chance to see it, specially since it was never published to video and there are no plans to ever release it in such format.
One of the strangest movies ever made in Spain.
Director: Agustí Villaronga
Writer: Agustí Villaronga
Stars: Maribel Martín, Lisa Gerrard, Enrique Saldana
Also Known As: Moon Child