A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami.
At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, MOONLIGHT is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.
Director: Barry Jenkins
Cinematography: James Laxton
Screenplay: Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney
Running time: 111min
Festivals: Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, London Film Festival
Date: 17th February 2017
“Exquisite. The reason we go to the movies.” 5* – Time Out