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.
‘Moonlight’ is that rare film that transcends race, gender, sexuality and culture to capture the struggle of being a human being, of the need to love and be loved, the need to exist and to be heard.
What Jenkins has crafted with such staggering artistry is one of the most totally human films of this century, writ intricate and delicate across the tortured face of its devastating protagonist.