Directed by: Barry Jenkins | Narrative Feature | 111 min | EnglishAbout the Film
Barry Jenkins’s second feature MOONLIGHT is a beautifully nuanced coming-of-age story that will leave you breathless. When we meet young Chiron (Alex R. Hibbert) in the sunny, rough streets of Miami, he is shy, bullied, and living with his single mom, who struggles with addiction. He is left to fend for himself in the violent neighborhood where his only father figure is the neighborhood drug dealer (Mahershala Ali). Over the course of a decade, Jenkins exquisitely reveals Chiron’s trajectory from childhood to adulthood, his struggles to define his identity and sexuality in a world defined by machismo. With all around mesmerizing performances, including Trevante Rhodes as the adult Chiron, MOONLIGHT builds into one of the most emotionally searing, startling, brilliant and intimate films in recent years.