Farewell To The Moon

Farewell To The Moon

by Dick Tuinder

Synopsis | Cast & Crew | Technical Information

It's the hot summer of 1972. On the 9th floor of a tower block in a small town, the sixties finally kick in: a new resident, an artist moves in. Duch’s dad moves in with her. Soon everything will change for this 12 year old boy. Meanwhile he focuses on his passions: the manned missions to the moon and his beautiful, Valium addicted neighbor. Inevitably, their lives will collide and none will ever be the same.

Awards & Festivals

Best Image Awards and PRIME TV Prize of Best Film in Brussels Film Festival!
International Premiere, in competition at Brussels Film Festival!
World Premiere and in main competition at Rotterdam IFF 2014!
In Competition at Cabourg Film Festival!


Ward Jansen: Duch
Marcel Hensema: Bob
Lotte Proot: Piet
Dana Zelcer: Esther
Pauline Greidanus: Loes
Elise Schaap: Mary


Director: Dick Tuinder
Screenplay: Dick Tuinder
Director of Photography: Guido van Gennep
Sound engineer: Antoin Cox & Victor Horstink
Sound design: Studio Vermaas – Marco Vermaas
Music: Berend Dubbe
Editor: Sander Vos
Producer: Gijs van de Westelaken
Production Company: Column Film
Supported by: VPRO / The Netherlands Film Fund / Dutch Cultural Media Fund / CoBO

Original Title: Afscheid van de Maan / digital / 1.85 / Colour / 94min / Dolby Surround / Dutch with English subtitles / DCP / The Netherlands, 2014

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