• 07-10-2009
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      • Auditori Meliá Sitges
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Son & Moon (Diario de un astronáuta)

de Manuel Huerga


Anyone who, as a kid, didn’t ever dream of being an astronaut, walking on the moon or, if you press me, owning a telescope to observe the stars hasn’t had a childhood. That’s not the case with Manuel Huerga, who transfers all his fascination for the world of outer space to Son & Moon. A beautiful, sensitive documentary that, through the long-distance relationship of Spanish astronaut Michael López Alegría with his son, reflects the most intimate side of life in orbit. Huerga doesn’t need the pomposity of sentences like “Houston, we have a problem here”: he has enough with spectral textures and images and the emotional epic of a flesh and blood icon.


Manuel Huerga

Barcelona, 1957. After directing a few experimental films and writing for different magazines, he went to work for TV3 the same year it was founded where he made groundbreaking programs like Arsenal. In film he’s made the features Antártida (95) and Salvador (06).

Technical information

Edition: 2009
Section: Noves Visions - No Ficció
Original language: English, French, Catalan, Russian