A Film from Barry Jenkins

MOONLIGHT tells the touching story of the young Chiron, who grows up in Miami a long way from glamor. The film follows crucial moments in Chiron’s life from infancy to adulthood. MOONLIGHT is a unique piece of cinema about how the search for a place in the world, our environment, our own family and especially first love shape all our lives. With three Oscars® – including Best Picture Award – and over 170 other awards, MOONLIGHT is the most acclaimed film of the year. Director Barry Jenkins has created a plea for compassion and empathy in his insightful coming-of-age story, earning him the Oscar® for Best Adapted Screenplay. For Jenkins – who brings aspects from his own childhood to MOONLIGHT – the film tells a universal story of love and forgiveness: “Cinema has the power to overcome boundaries and show us what makes us all human.” A trio of three talented actors (Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes) embody the main character Chiron in three phases of his life. They are supported by Mahershala Ali, who received an Oscar® for Best Supporting Actor for his moving portrayal of foster-father Juan, and Oscar-nominated Naomie Harris, who plays Chiron’s mother Paula. “Moonlight touches many hearts at a time when people seek compassion and stability in the world,” says Harris.

Moonlight is cinema that pulses with life

— SPIEGEL Online

A Masterpiece. We leave the cinema as different people

— Rolling Stone

A landmark in the history of film


Awarded 3 Oscars,® including best Picture +178 weitere

Nominated for 8 Oscars®: Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Soundtrack +222 weitere

USA 2016, 111 min, FSK: ab 6 beantragt, Im Verleih in Deutschland und der Schweiz
Cast: Mahershala Ali, Naomi Harris, Trevante Rhodes, Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders u.a.
Regie: Barry Jenkins | Produziert von Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner