To the Moon, dir. Tadhg Oâ€™Sullivan, Ireland 2020, 76 min., English & German / French / Irish / Farsi / Russian / Czech / Swedish with English subtitles
Drawing on archival film, literature, opera and specially-shot moonlit landscapes from around the world, writer-director Tadhg O’Sullivan’s film is a poetic ode to the multitude of ways in which this celestial body has an impact on our lives and cultural heritage.
To the Moon takes the spectator on a sort of night walk, shifting from the romantic to the unsettling and foreboding. Structuring the film around one full lunar cycle, O’Sullivan seamlessly shifts from ineffable and tantalising themes such as life and death to superstition and science – each linked by their historic connections with the moon.