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MOON CHILD

El niño de la luna

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Directed by Agustí Villaronga
Spain, 1989
Fantasy, Cult
      Spanish
      English

Synopsis

Since ancient times, a tribe on the African continent has been prophesying that a white boy will arrive to be their god: the Son of the Moon. A young orphan who lives in Europe learns about the prophecy and believes that he is the chosen child and that destiny must be fulfilled at any cost.

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Hypnotic visual rhythms, an arresting score by Dead Can Dance, and hallucinatory mythological lore compose this infamous Spanish cult film. Prepare to be mesmerized by a singular tapestry marrying the dark imaginary with a globetrotting adventure. A remarkable, unprecedented cinematic anomaly.

Synopsis

Since ancient times, a tribe on the African continent has been prophesying that a white boy will arrive to be their god: the Son of the Moon. A young orphan who lives in Europe learns about the prophecy and believes that he is the chosen child and that destiny must be fulfilled at any cost.

Trailer
Moon ChildDirected byAgustí Villaronga
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Cannes Film Festival
1989

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