The Moon Inside You

  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • France
  • United States
Audio Tracks

Like many other women, Diana has been suffering from problematic periods for years. With every new cycle, the same question arises: “Why the pain and annoyance if I am healthy?”.

Her initial innocent curiosity sparks off an emotional voyage to the very roots of femininity and life. The Moon Inside You is a fresh look at a taboo that defines the political and social reality of both women and men in a more profound way than society might be willing to admit. Facing the menstrual etiquette with doses of humour and self-irony, the documentary approaches the subject through both personal and collective references, thus challenging our preconceived idea of womanhood.


  • Original title
    The Moon Inside You
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Diana Fabiánová, Mona León, Marion Doussot
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Jerónimo Molero
  • Editing
    Tatjana Jankovic
  • Music
    Olivier Samouillan and Pierre Bats
  • Sound
    Blazej Vidlicka
  • Duration
    77 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Slovakia
    • Spain
    • France
    • United States
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Locarno Film Festival / IDFA 2009, Amsterdam / 45th Chicago International Film Festival / 25 International Guadalajara, Film festival / The Gotham Screen Film Festival, NY / Politic Cinema, Montreal / AFI, Washington DC European Showcase / Norwegian Documentary Film Festival / International film festival, Malaga / Disappearing ACT in NY, Current European Cinema Showcase / Mumbay Film Festival / Sevilla European film festival / Womb awareness festival, Melbourne, Australia / Women's film festival in Vermont, USA / International Documentary Film Festival, Belgrade / Pink Apple film festival, Zurich / Kino na granici Czech Republic and Polish Cieszyne / National French Doulas convention Paris, France / DOX BOX International Documentary Film Festival Syria / DOC A TUNIS Festival "Le voci dell'inchiesta" Italia / ARTfilm Festival, Slovakia Febio Fest, Slovakia, / International film Festival Piešťany, Slovakia
  • Awards
    • Grand Prix of the XV Montenegro International FF2010
    • Biznaga de Plata in Malaga Film Festival 2010
    • Special Jury Mention at the 2009 Circle frame Awards Ceremony in Gotham film festival in New York


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