The Moon Inside You

  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • France
  • United States
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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
  • DOP
    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 2009
    • IDFA 2009, Amsterdam 2009
    • 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
    • DOX BOX International Documentary Film Festival Syria
    • Festival "Le voci dell'inchiesta" Italia
    • ARTfilm Festival, Slovakia
    • Febio Fest, Slovakia
    • MFF Bratislava 2009
  • 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 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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