Daniel is on a mission to scatter his mother’s ashes and Claude is hoping for her period to make a miraculous return. This is a modern tale that captures the fever dream of a first voyage to the moon.
Canadian-French Filmmaker Mélanie Charbonneau's film Lunar-Orbit Rendezvous is a take on love, life, exaltation and death, the characters fleeting with each of these worlds of thought throughout. And yet the film is lighthearted and amusing, because it represents the human error of communication, accidents and daily life chores (like deciding on what cheetos to buy in the supermarket.) Underneath all of this is a promising love story. Because when Daniel & Claude show each other all their flaws and inner thoughts, they still gravitate towards one another - like the moon.
Mélanie Charbonneau 'Are the emotions of first love similar to those of the first men who set foot on the moon?
I wanted to immerse the viewer in a story that was both playful and gentle through a cinematic adventure worthy of the first trip to the moon.'
For interview with Director: wearemovingstories
Daniel : Frédéric Lemay
Claude: Noémie O'Farrell
Producer: Virginie Nolin (Hutte films)
Director : Mélanie Charbonneau
Script : Frédéric Lemay
DOP : Ariel Méthot
Creative Direction: Suzel D. Smith
Edit : Simon Sauvé
Sound: Samuel Gagnon-Thibodeau
Music : Antoine Rochette / Les productions Lost Boys