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The Tit And The Moon

The Tit And The Moon

La teta y la luna
Bigas Luna directs with a refreshing innocence and delivers a delightful love letter to womankind complete with the full quota of giggles.
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Bigas Luna rounds out his Iberian Trilogy with this soulful, charming, erotic fantasy - a paean to puberty and patria mia ‘the motherland,’ Catalonia.

Nine-year-old Tete feels left out of things after the birth of his baby brother. He looks on in envy as his brother drinks from his mother’s breast, while he can only drink milk from a glass. Confused, he prays to the moon to bring him a breast all of his own. His dream seems to have come true when a circus rolls into town and he catches sight of Estrellita (Mathilda May), a beautiful French dancer. But he will have to compete for her affections with her besotted, jealous husband Maurice and his flamenco singing friend Miguel (a young Miguel Poveda), an Andalusian teenager who serenades Estrellita in a flamenco style every night. With this amount of competition, will Tete’s wish be fulfilled?

Set in a colourful Catalan coastal town and told from Tete’s perspective, this is an entertaining mix of coming-of-age fantasy, bawdy adult humour and rich Catalan imagery.

WINNERBest Screenplay, Venice Film Festival 1994
NOMINATEDGolden Lion for Best Film, Venice Film Festival 1994
OFFICIAL SELECTIONTelluride Film Festival 1995
DirectorBigas Luna
CastBiel Durán, Mathilda May, Gérard Darmon, Miguel Poveda
Spain, France | 1994 | 85 min
Spanish, Catalan and French with English subtitles
MA15+