“I didn’t see you at the [today’s] Moon screening,” a distribution guy wrote me just now. “If you weren’t, you missed the first breakout hit of the festival.

“It’s a sensational piece of indie sci-fi with cult potential. Brilliantly conceived. A superb performance by Sam Rockwell — award-worthy in fact.

“The only problem is that there’s a big twist about 45 minutes in that would be criminal to reveal. I hope respectful critics like yourself won’t spoil it! Definitely one to make sure you see.

“I believe Sony Classics has the rights for the US, England and Australia, although I don’t know if

that’s public knowledge yet. If it isn’t you didn’t get it from me.”