DCM has bought the German-Speaking Area rights for MOONLIGHT. The first A24 production has been praised by critics and audiences alike in the United States and racked up six Independent Spirit Award nominations just this week, making it a strong contender for the upcoming Academy Awards®.
MOONLIGHT is the tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality. An unforgettable drama at the intersection of race, sexuality, masculinity, identity, family and love, MOONLIGHT establishes writer-director Barry Jenkins as a major American filmmaker for his ability to capture the pure feeling of longing and heartache playing out over the years.
Featuring a trio of gifted actors (Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, and Trevante Rhodes) inhabiting a single character during three phases of his life, MOONLIGHT tells the story of one young man’s coming of age in a tough Miami neighborhood. As Chiron grows from an uncertain and tentative boy into a bullied teenager grappling with his sexuality and finally into a grown man, Jenkins skillfully shows through three distinct chapters a life in full, revealing how the powerful moments in each of our lives coalesce to shape our identities and define our fates.
Ever since its world premiere at Telluride Film Festival, MOONLIGHT was praised as an extraordinary movie. With the biggest per-theater average in its initial week and its current status as Metacritics’ best-reviewed film of the year, MOONLIGHT is an extraordinary commercial and critical success and a plea for empathy, tolerance and humanity. Dario Suter, Founder and Managing Director of DCM: „When they go low, we go high. Michelle Obama’s words rang true to us when we decided to go for MOONLIGHT. We take pride in presenting this extraordinary masterpiece to German audiences during the current political climate.“
Alex R. Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes play the protagonist during three stages of his live, accompanied by a sterling cast consisting of Naomie Harris (SPECTRE, MANDELA) and Emmy®-nominated Mahershala Ali (“Luke Cage”, “House of Cards”).
MOONLIGHT was produced by Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner. Executive Producers are Sarah Esberg, Tarell Alvin McCraney und Brad Pitt.
DCM is set to release MOONLIGHT in Germany and Switzerland on March 9, 2017.