Recently widowed American opera diva Caterina takes her teenaged son Joe with her on a long singing tour to Italy. Absorbed in her hectic work in various Verdi operas around Rome, Caterina is soon shocked to discover that her troubled and lonely son has become a heroin addict. Her desperate attempts to wean the youth off the drug result in an incestuous relationship, but also in a possibility to reunite Joe--maybe even herself--with his real father, whose existence she has kept a secret from him.
Catherine & her son share a desire that will shock you.
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Did You Know?
The film's "Luna" / "La Luna" title (translates from the Italian language as "Moon" / "The Moon") was derived from one of director Bernardo Bertolucci
's earliest memories where he looked up to the face of his mother and then pivoted across to the moon and then saw the two images blend into one. See more
Your face is a mess. I'll clean it up.
[starts licking her face
Un ballo in maschera
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Soprano Martina Arroyo
Tenor Plácido Domingo
Baritone Piero Cappuccilli
Chorus of the "Royal Opera House," Covent Garden
New Philarmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Riccardo Muti See more