Moonlight (2016)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 51 mins

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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a child, Chirona lives with his single, crack addict mother Paula in a crime-ridden neighborhood in Miami is a shy, withdrawn child largely due to his small size and being neglected by his mother, who is more concerned about her needs and desires than taking care of him.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)

Genres: Drama

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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Did you know? At the 74th Golden Globe Awards, 'Moonlight' had received six nominations which is the second highest of all film nominees after La La Land. Read More
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as Kevin
as Chiron
as Juan
as Paula
as Black
as Little
as Tip
as Mr. Pierce
as Samantha
as Kevin
as Teresa
as Kevin
as Antwon
as Terrel
as Gee
as Terrence
as Travis


Second Assistant Director


Screenplay Writer
Story Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Steadicam Operator
Key Grip


Music Director
Music Label
Music Coordinator


Foley Editor
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Mixer
Sound Effects Editor
Boom Operator


Production Designer
Art Director
Prop Master
Set Decorator


Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer


Makeup and Hair

Makeup Artist
Hair Stylist

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Artist
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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
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This is the story of a lifetime.
Factual Mistake
When Chiron dreams about Kevin after their phone call, they may have not seen each other since high school, yet he recognizes Kevin. Chiron would not know what adult Kevin even looks like.
'Moonlight' is the first LGBT film, and the first film featuring an all black cast, to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Mahershala Ali is the first person of Muslim faith to win the Academy Award for acting.

At the 74th Golden Globe Awards, 'Moonlight' had received six nominations which is the second highest of all film nominees after La La Land.

Naomie Harris was initially reluctant to portray Paula, stating that she did not want to play a stereotypical depiction of a black woman.

During filming, Jenkins made sure that the three actors for Chiron did not meet each other until after filming to avoid any imitations of one another.
Filming Start Date:
14 Oct 2015