One of the most celebrated movies of the past Fantasia Film Festival was All the Moons (2020), a small and tender vampire tale set in the late 19th century, at the end of the third Carlist war. It is not the typical vampire horror, it is a movie closer to being a drama but with the undeniable supernatural deeds of the character and the humane relationships the transforming being is going through. You can read our review here.
The movie centers on a little girl rescued from an orphanage by a mysterious woman after it’s destroyed by a bomb. Wounded and close to death, the girl believes the woman is an angel coming to take her to Heaven. She saves her “with a kiss”, the little girl says.
With the title Ilargi Guztiak in the original Basque language, this is the second feature film of writer and director Igor Legarreta after the crime drama When You No Longer Love Me (aka Cuando dejes de quererme) (2018) and having co-written the science-fiction action Automata (2014), directed by Gabe Ibáñez and starring Antonio Banderas. Jon Sagalá, a prolific TV screenwriter who also participated in the script of Koldo Serra’s The Backwoods (2006) starring Gary Oldman, was the co-writer of All the Moons (2020).
The main cast is formed by the debutant Haizea Carneros and veteran Josean Bengoetxea, who share amazing chemistry on the screen making the movie more believable and lovable. Itziar Ituño, one of the stars in the popular series Money Heist (2017-2021), and who appeared in another basque-language surprising horror movie Errementari (2017), also stars.
All the Moons (2020) won the Audience Award for Best European / North-South American Feature, the Cheval Noir awards for Best Director and Best Cinematography, and was nominated for the Cheval Noir for Best Film at Fantasia Film Festival 2021. It was also part of the prestigious San Sebastián Film Festival in September 2021. Now, Shudder has the distribution rights for the film and has scheduled it for release on February 10, 2022.
Watch here the trailer for All the Moons (aka Ilargi Guztiak) (2020).