Far Side of the Moon
Far Side of the Moon (2005)

A man pondering the unrecognized aspects of space travel has more than a few problems to contend with on Earth in this French Canadian drama. Phillippe (Robert Lepage) is "professional student" who lives with his ailing mother… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 2, 2005
DVD Release Date: April 4, 2006
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

The film may be best appreciated by those who've seen the stage version.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

As an actor, Lepage is a captivating presence, easily transforming from one sibling to the other. And as a director, he braids the personal and the universal with dexterity, turning theatrical intimacy into cinematic ecstasy.

Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat

While the slow pace is a burden on some of what happens...,there is a beating pulse in "Far Side of the Moon." It's as wondrous as the imaginative tales we all read as kids.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Lepage is such an interesting camera subject, you stick with this dreamy rumination even when the going gets arch.

Manohla Dargis
New York Times

It takes about 28 days for the moon to orbit the earth and approximately 60 minutes for Far Side of the Moon to reveal its full splendor.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Lepage maintains a leisurely pace and lets the narrative wander, but ultimately lands on the right side of the line between contemplative noodling and aimless navel-gazing, ending with an image that's simultaneously melancholy and playful.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The Far Side of the Moon is a master class on turning a talky, one-man play into a visual delight.

Mark Peranson
Village Voice

Reworking his own raw material, Lepage spins a rich, moving film that acknowledges humanity's power to break out of Earth's daily gravity; in the process, he leaves audiences floating.

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Pam Grady

In this gorgeous, high-definition DV drama, its stage roots are obscured by arresting images in this tale of outer space, sibling rivalry, and one man's struggle to find his destiny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
A creative concoction of science, social dysfunction and human persistence. Robert Lepage is simply incredible!
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]With "Far Side of the Moon", writer-director Robert Lepage uses the story of brothers Phillippe and Andre(both played by Lepage)… More
Laurence Collin
Nope, I haven't seen the original stage play. This is the second Lepage film I have seen in my life, and I believe the themes that are explored are very… More