Luna

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France | 2017 | 85 minutes | Elsa Diringer

After a violent booze-soaked party goes wrong, teenager Luna decides to try and distance herself from the toxic, testosterone-filled party subculture she's been surrounded by her whole life. Luna provides an authentic window into the life and struggles of a young woman learning to take control of her own life.

"Multihyphenate Dave McKean's long-delayed feature is a small but impressive mix of fantasy and emotionally grounded drama." Dennis Harvery - Variety

After a violent booze-soaked party goes wrong, teenager Luna (Laetitia Clement) decides to try and distance herself from the testosterone-filled, party subculture she's been surrounded by for so long. Fed up with being ignored and exploited by her egotistical boyfriend, she separates from the group and focuses on her work at a local greenhouse where she receives her NVQ (National Vocational Qualification). There she begins a relationship with Alex (Rod Paradot), a local graffiti artist and trumpeter, whose sensitivity and kindness is the opposite of everything Luna has previously associated with romance. Of course, starting over is never this easy. Luna realizes she's met Alex before under dark circumstances at the same party that made her step back from her old life. Once Alex realizes who she used to be, it could change everything, and so Luna must weigh the consequences and confront her past, deciding if honesty is worth risking it all. Director Elsa Diringer provides an honest and realistic window into the life and struggles of a teenage girl learning to take back control of her own life, accompanied by authentic performances from newcomer Clement and Paradot.

Director Biography
Elsa Diringer started off as a sound assistant for such revered directors as Alain Resnais and Nicole Garcia. Her first short film "Ada" (2009) played in competition at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. She received her Master's in Film Studies from the Paris 8 University.

Sponsored by Alliance Francaise de Seattle, The French American School of Puget Sound, French Immersion School of WA

  • Director: Elsa Diringer
  • Principal Cast: Laëtitia Clément, Rod Paradot, Lyna Khoudri, Julien Bodet, Frédéric Pierrot
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: France
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 85 minutes
  • Producer: Muriel Meynard
  • Screenplay: Elsa Diringer, Claude Mourieras
  • Cinematographers: Elin Kirschfink
  • Editors: Sarah Ternat
  • Music: Sébastien Souchois, Thibaut Barbillon
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Pyramide International