The other side of the moon

The other side of the moon

The Other Side of the Moon

  ! It is a small step for man, one giant leap for mankind !”
(Neil Armstrong’s first words on 21 July, 1969 at 2:56:20 Clock leaving the “Eagle” to the first steps in “Set the Sea of Tranquility” on the earth satellite to ).

Philippe (Robert Lepage) is always a step on the moon, at least in his mental Traumtänzereien while he was as a budding graduate student and forced call-center agent is thrown out of the orbits of its original use, the innovative history of the Soviet space redefined. There are indeed two very different brothers in what is now Quebec. Philip’s brother, also a homosexual (Robert Lepage) works as a weather forecaster and seems successful on the ground to stand the physical reality. After several years of icy silence must include both radio contact with each other again, because her beloved mother died, cinematic marvel in detailtreuen flashbacks to the golden fifties too.

“Wonderful, refreshing and quite amusing” marveled the Hollywood Reporter , “This is fantastic and clever film, visually spectacular and very human,” exulted LA Weekly in this context. is refreshing especially the partial laconic and ironic held Communications of the unequal brothers. The stubborn partout Philippe does not want to give up to get his PhD thesis on the man, the younger André herumzumeckern misses no opportunity to contrast his older brother. Like two planets in their orbit, they have contrasting removed and see themselves suddenly confronted with their hidden qualities. It is increasingly mixed with the angry Philippe remembered moments from the past to the here and now.

Earth and Moon, two planets are approaching very far here gradually, and with some surrealist , cinematic tricks that can confuse the viewer at times: the wintry Quebec, for example, converts to the moon-crater-like topography, the washing machine changes to the spaceship, and the embryo in the womb, something reflected as a cosmonaut floating in the blue space. It is these subtle designed components make up the real attraction of filmmaking, this is less the epic plot, when the ambivalence of the characters.

with the sometimes surprising simultaneity of bodies in space and time focused on Robert Lepage in 1995 in his Thriller Le Confessionnal. The outsider and, as if “export” Canada’s acclaimed theater directors has had numerous awards at festivals all around the (real) world, be it Toronto, Berlin, Namur, Moscow or Wisconsin. His latest coup of the time jumps are colorful Trips in and around the human condition, supported by the grandiose soundtrack one Benoit Jutras, who also had his professionalism at the Cirque du Soleil “proved.

(Jean Lüdeke)

Title: The Other Side of the Moon Original Title: La face cachée de la Lune Country of production: Canada Year of production: 2003 (# ) Length: 105 (min) of material: Flax Film

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