• Moonlight
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2016
Format : Feature
Running time : 110 (in minutes)

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 neighborhood of Miami.

Three time periods - young adolescence, mid-teen and young adult - in the life of black-American Chiron is presented. When a child, Chiron lives with his single, crack addict mother Paula in a crime ridden neighborhood in Miami. Chiron is a shy, withdrawn child largely due to his small size and being neglected by his mother, who is more concerned about getting her fixes and satisfying her carnal needs than taking care of him. Because of these issues, Chiron is bullied, the slurs hurled at him which he doesn't understand beyond knowing that they are meant to be hurtful. Besides his same aged Cuban-American friend Kevin, Chiron is given what little guidance he has in life from a neighborhood drug dealer named Juan, who can see that he is neglected, and Juan's caring girlfriend Teresa, whose home acts as a sanctuary away from the bullies and away from Paula's abuse. With this childhood as a foundation, Chiron may have a predetermined path in life, one that will only be magnified in terms...

A film by Barry Jenkins

USA, 2016, Fiction, 111mins

starring Trevante Rhodes, Naomie Harris, Andre Holland, and Mahershala Ali

Director: Barry Jenkins
Writers: Barry Jenkins (screenplay), Tarell Alvin McCraney (story by)
Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson

Mahershala Ali... Juan
Shariff Earp... Terrence
Duan Sanderson... Azu (as Duan'Sandy' Sanderson)
Alex R. Hibbert... Little (as Alex Hibbert)
Janelle Monáe... Teresa
Naomie Harris... Paula
Jaden Piner... Kevin (9)
Herman'Caheei McGloun... Longshoreman (as Herman'Caheej' McCloun)
Kamal Ani-Bellow... Portable Boy 1
Keomi Givens... Portable Boy 2
Eddie Blanchard... Portable Boy 3
Rudi Goblen... Gee
Ashton Sanders... Chiron
Edson Jean... Mr. Pierce
Patrick Decile... Terrel

Production Companies
Plan B Entertainment

A24 (2016) (USA) (theatrical)
Altitude Film Distribution (2017) (UK) (theatrical)
Altitude Film Distribution (2017) (Ireland) (theatrical)
Altitude Film Entertainment (2017) (Ireland) (theatrical)
Altitude Film Entertainment (2017) (UK) (theatrical)
DCM Film Distribution (2017) (Germany) (theatrical)
Diamond Films (2017) (Argentina) (theatrical)
Elevation Pictures (2016) (Canada) (theatrical)
Mars Distribution (2017) (France) (theatrical)
Roadshow Films (2017) (Australia) (theatrical)
Splendid Film (2017) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Vertigo Média Kft. (2017) (Hungary) (theatrical)
MG Film (2017) (Yugoslavia) (all media)


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