• Fri. Dec 1st, 2023

“Moonlight” is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film directed by . The film follows the story of Chiron, a young African-American boy growing up in a tough Miami neighborhood, as he navigates his life from childhood to adulthood.


“Moonlight” is a masterpiece of filmmaking that explores complex themes such as race, sexuality, and identity with sensitivity and nuance. The film's unique structure, which is divided into three chapters, each depicting a different stage in Chiron's life, is expertly crafted, and it allows the audience to fully immerse themselves in the character's experiences.

The film's performances are exceptional, particularly that of , who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Juan, a drug dealer who becomes a father figure to Chiron. The film's score and cinematography are also noteworthy, creating a haunting and melancholic atmosphere that perfectly captures the mood of the story.

“Moonlight” is a powerful and emotional film that touches on universal themes that will resonate with audiences of all backgrounds. Its exploration of the complexities of growing up in a tough environment and grappling with one's identity is both moving and insightful.


“Moonlight” was a critical and commercial success, winning several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor for . The film also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama and the BAFTA Award for Best Film.

Overall, “Moonlight” is a masterpiece of cinema that explores complex themes with sensitivity and nuance. Its exceptional performances, expert storytelling, and emotional depth make it a must-watch for fans of coming-of-age dramas and films that explore issues of identity and representation.

Directed by
Produced by Adele Romanski Dede Gardner Jeremy Kleiner
Screenplay by
Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Starring , , , , , , ,
Music by Nicholas Britell
Cinematography James Laxton
Edited by Nat Sanders Joi McMillon
A24 Plan B Entertainment Pastel Productions
Distributed by A24
Release date September 2, 2016 (Telluride) October 21, 2016 (United States)
Running time 111 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1.5–4 million
Box office $65.3 million

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