Luna, luna, luna

Canada, 1981

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A child sleepwalks into the forest. A black vastness inhabited by night creatures throbs and chirps, croaks and gurgles. As she wades deeper into the shimmering night, the real forest and the imaginary one dissolve into each other. Apparitions and phantoms begin their nocturnal dance. The atmosphere becomes charged and witches come shrieking to life. When the fear of the night reaches its peak, the moon rises and the final lunacy begins. An animated film about a child’s reaction to the mysteries and magic of the night. Film without words. (Awards: Zagreb; Lausanne)



Francine Desbiens

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National Film Board of Canada



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Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Awards


Animation → Animated films - Canada

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Children's films - Canada

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Imagination

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Fantasy & Science Fiction → Fantasy

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Magic

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Fantasy

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Imagination

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Magic

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Witches

Music & Performing Arts → Magic

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada






16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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