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Children of the Moon

Original title: Mondscheinkinder
German title: Mondscheinkinder
Germany, 2005

Director: Stacke, Manuela
Production company: Luna Film GmbH
Co-producers: HFF Potsdam Babelsberg, RBB, BR, SWR
Age recommendation: 6 years and up

Synopsis:
Paul is an astronaut and flies to the moon, Lisa is a scientist and accompanies him. Every afternoon 12-year-old Lisa has the same appointment with her 6-year-old brother Paul. He suffers from the uncurable moonshine-disease and is not allowed to go outside. So Lisa invented the phantasygame, with Paul as the captain of a space ship lost in space. But when Lisa falls in love first time another appointment is more important for her. Brother and sister have to learn how to live with this new situaiton.

Comments:
Director’s statement
“Lisa is a girl divided between her responsibility for her beloved and very ill brother and her first love. I’m telling the story of an exciting and romantic first love, that in spite of everything comes along as a matter of life and death. The beauty of this story is the exceptional imagination and self-responsibility of Lisa facing her family’s destiny. The three main characters draw hope out of their nightly adventures, even if the conciliation they find might just be a dream”

Festivals:
Max-Ophuels-Preis Saarbrücken 2006 (audience's award), Munich 2006, Giffoni 2006, Chicago 2006, Duesseldorf 2006, Golden Sparrow Erfurt & Gera 2007 (awarded), Oulu 2007

World sales address/es:
Luna-Film (D)

Sold to:
Piffl (D)
Matthias-Film (D)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)