When a child, Chirona lives with his single, crack addict mother Paula in a crime-ridden neighborhood in Miami is a shy, withdrawn child largely due to his small size and being neglected by his mother, who is more concerned about her needs and desires than taking care of him. Due to this, Chirona is bullied, the slurs hurled at him which he doesn't understand beyond knowing that they are meant to be hurtful. Besides his same-aged Cuban-American friend Kevin, Chiron is given what little guidance he has in life from a neighborhood drug dealer named Juan, who can see that he is neglected, and Juan's caring girlfriend Teresa, whose home acts as a sanctuary away from the bullies and away from Paula's abuse.
Cast: Andre Holland, Ashton Sanders, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes
Crew: Barry Jenkins (Director), James Laxton (Director of Photography), Nicholas Britell (Music Director)
Rating: A (India)
Release Dates: 17 Feb 2017 (India), 01 Feb 2017 (France), 19 Nov 2017 (New Zealand), 27 Apr 2017 (Singapore), 18 Nov 2016 (United States)
Tagline: This is the story of a lifetime.
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Naomie Harris was initially reluctant to portray Paula, stating that she did not want to play a stereotypical depiction of a black woman. Read More