Agustí Villaronga, director of Aleister Crowley inspired Moon Child, dies

“After this disturbing first feature Villaronga dabbled in sci-fi with Moon Child, which followed a white orphan with telekinetic powers who may be the prophesied god of an African tribe. Inspired by Aleister Crowley’s 1917 novel of the same name, the film competed in Cannes in 1989. It earned 10 Goya nominations and won three, among them best original screenplay.”—Agustí Villaronga, ‘Black Bread’, ‘The Sea’ director, dies aged 69

Mentions Aleister Crowley’s Moonchild, aka Liber LXXXI – The Butterfly Net.

See also Moon Child (El Niño de la Luna) [Amazon, IMDb], dir Agustí Villaronga—”Inspired by famed occultist Aleister Crowley’s 1923 novel of the same name, Agustí Villaronga’s film centers around the extraordinary 12-year-old David (Enrique Saldana), who has been adopted by a treacherous scientific cult where extraordinary mental powers are common. He begins an archetypal journey across two continents with Georgina (Lisa Gerrard) to find his destiny as Child of the Moon. MOON CHILD is a mystical fantasy film for adults, available for the first time in the United States on Blu-ray & DVD. Presented in a new High Definition transfer and boasting an unreleased soundtrack by the band Dead Can Dance, Moon Child is a thoroughly unique gift to cinema and music fans alike.”

Villaronga El Niño de la Luna Moon Child Poster