American indie sensation shows the life of a black man as he grows from being the poor child of a single, addicted mother into a tough adult continually wracked with doubt. This poetic narration about the exploration of identity, sexuality and bonding is pioneering in its tender portrayal of black masculinity.
Based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue and on his own experiences, Barry Jenkins sketches a poetic narrative with deep understanding of the pain and challenges that growing up in a poor black district of Miami involves. This second film by Jenkins, who already proved his cinematographic vision and unique voice in the film landscape with Medicine for Melancholy (2008), is pioneering in its tender portrayal of black masculinity. Winner Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Picture, winner Warsteiner Audience Award IFFR 2017.
Before the film starts, people from IFFR will be given us tips on which films to see during the upcoming edition (24 Jan-4 feb). Also the complete programme brochure will be available.