Luna Poster

Release Date: December 18th, 1979

R|2 hr 24 min

Plot Summary
Teenager Joe Silveri (Matthew Barry) has a troubled relationship with his mother, Caterina (Jill Clayburgh), a renowned opera singer, and her husband, Douglas Winter (Fred Gwynne). After Douglas commits suicide, Caterina moves to Rome to join an opera tour, taking Joe with her. However, Joe becomes increasingly unstable and develops a heroin addiction. Sensing her son is slipping away, Caterina attempts to form a closer bond with him, but the two soon develop an unusual relationship.

Cast: Jill Clayburgh, Matthew Barry, Veronica Lazar, Renato Salvatori, Fred Gwynne, Alida Valli, Elisabetta Campeti, Roberto Benigni

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Growing up, Son, 1970s, Mother, Forbidden love, Escape, Husband


Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama