Dir: Duncan Jones
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Dominique McElligott
102mins   2009   UK   15   English   

Part of Lewes U3A science season

With only three weeks left in his three year contract, astronaut Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. The long period of time alone however has resulted in him talking to himself for the most part, or to his plants. Direct communication with Earth is not possible due to a long-standing communication malfunction but he does get an occasional message from his wife Tess. When he has an accident however, he wakens to find that he is not alone. He also comes to realise that his world is not what he thought it was.

Intriguing, imaginative, and thematically ambitious, Moon gives ample proof that Jones is a serious talent, pushing his concepts into intellectually and spiritually challenging territory - Jay Antani


Fri 7 June