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Luna Carmoon
Female Director First feature film 2023 126 min United Kingdom
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A visionary debut film about how childhood trauma can linger into adulthood.

In 1980s London, Maria and her mother spend evenings on the street in search of trash, collecting tinfoil, chalk, and food scraps to add to the piles of other found treasures crowding their home. Their lives are messy yet magical, but an accident soon separates the two. Flash forward to 1994: Maria is now an energetic and awkward teenager under the care of a kindly foster mother when Michael, himself a former foster child, comes to visit. Their friendship quickly descends into visceral madness.

A nod to the British “kitchen sink” dramas of the 60s but shot through with elements of fantasy, Hoard is a visionary debut film. Screen newcomer Saura Lightfoot Leon’s mesmeric performance as Maria anchors this uncompromising and audacious exploration of childhood trauma, grief, and desire.


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  • Saura Lightfoot Leon
  • Joseph Quinn
  • Hayley Squires
  • Lily-Beay Leach


  • Luna Carmoon


  • Nanu Segal


  • Steve Single


  • Jim Williams


  • Loran Dunn
  • Helen Simmons
  • Andrew Starke


Monday 04 March 2024 20:30
Lieux : Cinémathèque
Audio : English
Subtitles : French
Screening : Public Screening
Wednesday 06 March 2024 10:00
Lieux : Kinepolis Kirchberg
Audio : English
Subtitles : French
Screening : Public Screening
Friday 08 March 2024 18:30
Lieux : Ciné Utopia
Audio : English
Subtitles : French
Screening : Public Screening


Luna Carmoon

Luna Carmoon
Luna Carmoon

Luna Carmoon is from South East London. As a self-taught writer and director with a keen interest in 60s and 70s British cinema, Carmoon is known for her visionary style of filmmaking. Her first short, Nosebleed, was funded as part of Creative England’s ShortFLIX, an initiative which supports the work of underrepresented talent. It premiered at the BFI London Film Festival and was selected for the LFF Network program and Sundance Ignite. Hoard is Carmoon’s debut feature.


  • Hoard 2023
  • Shagbands (short) 2020
  • Nosebleed (short) 2018
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