Barry Jenkins’ (If Beale Street Could Talk) surprise Oscar win in 2017, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema and a timeless story of human connection and self-discovery.
Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Barry Jenkins’s staggeringly moving film follows Chiron - a young black man - from childhood to adulthood as he finds his identity and sexuality in a rough neighbourhood of Miami in the 1980s.
★★★★★ “The beauty of Moonlight is that it makes everything not only feel keenly relevant, but also somehow beautiful” - Dan Jolin, Empire
★★★★★ “A heartbreaking, uplifting, minor-key masterpiece” - Mark Kermode’s Film of the Week, The Observer
★★★★★ “The combination of artistry and emotional directness in this film is overwhelming” - Peter Bradshaw’s Film of the Week, The Guardian
★★★★★ “Watching Moonlight is like bearing witness to a form of cinematic nuclear fission” - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph