Moonlight

2016
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Title: Moonlight

Original Title: Moonlight

Year: 2016

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Release Dates

  • UK: February 17 2017
  • United States: November 18 2016

Plot

'Moonlight' tells a story of a lifetime...the story of Chiron, in three episodes. He is a Miami teenager discovering his sexuality in a stormy home life. Despite its typical premise, director Barry Jenkins ('Medicine for Melancoly') manages to develop a coherent and complex tale, far from stereotypes. Chiron gets lost on the streets of a city that is based on drug dealing, and will indeed find love in unexpected places, as well as a possibility to redeem.

The film is based on the Tarell McCraney play 'In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue' and it stars Naomie Harris, André Holland, Mahershala Ali and Janelle Monáe (in her first movie after an exquisite career in the music industry), in addition to the three actors who play Chiron on the three stages of the story: Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes and Alex R. Hibbert.

Awards

  • 2017 Academy Awards (Oscars): 9 4
  • 2017 Golden Globes: 6 1
  • 2017 BAFTA Awards: 5 0

Cast

Director:

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Trivia

No influence

In an interview, Barry Jenkins said that the three actors who play Chiron never met during production. He wanted each of them to build their own persona of Chiron during their respective segments, with no influence from the other portrayals. The same technique was used with the actors who play Kevin.

Winner of 157 prizes

This film is winner of 157 prizes of 224 nominations. Perhaps is one of the favorite for win a Oscar 2017.

How to swim

When Juan teaches Little how to swim, Mahershala Ali is really teaching Alex R. Hibbert how to swim. When production started, Hibbert did not know how to swim.

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