A Film by Bernardo Bertolucci
In one of his most provocative films since LAST TANGO IN PARIS, Berardo Bertolucci's LA LUNA explores the troubled relationship between an American opera singer, Caterina, and her son, Joe.
When her husband dies suddenly, Caterina takes her teenaged son to Italy, where she will be performing in several operas. As she immerses herself in the busy rehearsal schedule, she fails to notice that Joe has fallen in with a bad crowd and has developed an addiction to heroin. In desperation, Caterina attempts to wean him off the deadly drug using one of the few means at her disposal: her sexuality.
Shocking yet beautiful, LA LUNA makes perfect use of its stunning Italian location, with the Golden Globe-nominated Jill Clayburgh and newcomer Matthew Barry superb in their difficult roles.
DVD Special Features
Audio Commentary by Dr. Adrian Martin, Senior Research Fellow, Film and Television Studies, Monash University and Co-editor of ROUGE magazine www.rouge.com.au