Moonlight is one of the movies anticipated indie movies of the year, with some suggesting it has potential to be an awards contender. It’s already set to get a pretty prestigious debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in a couple of months time.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘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. Anchored by astonishing performances and the singular vision of filmmaker Barry Jenkins, MOONLIGHT is a groundbreaking exploration of masculinity-a sensual, intoxicating piece of cinema that uncovers deep truths about the moments that define us, the people who shape us most, and the ache of love that can last a lifetime.’
The cast includes Naomie Harris (Spectre), André Holland (The Knick), Mahershala Ali (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Edson Jean (War Dogs), and soul/R&B singer Janelle Monaé. The fact it’s split into three chapters is reflected in the great new artwork above. Moonlight is expected to get an awards friendly release in the US towards the end of the year.