Barry Jenkins, USA 2016, 111’
The Myth of the American Sleepover If Beale Street Could Talk

Chiron lives in a seedy part of Florida, where school bullies, drug dealers, and street gangs rule. He doesn’t stand a chance against them. However, he soon realizes that the real struggle is internal, with feelings for his closest and only friend. Moonlight won three Academy Awards.

‘Moonlight’: Barry Jenkins' vital portrait of a South Florida youth revisits the character at three stages in his life, offering rich insights into the contemporary African-American experience. (Variety)

Magdalena Maksimiuk


Academy Awards, USA 2017 - Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Adapted Screenplay

Barry Jenkins

Barry Jenkins was born in Miami and lives in San Francisco. Before making his feature-length debut, he worked at Banana Republic. His debut, Medicine for Melancholy, won prizes at festivals in Sarasota and San Francisco, as well as three Independent Spirit Awards. Jenkins's second film, Moonlight, has screened at festivals in Telluride, Toronto and New York.

Selected filmography

2003 My Josephine (short)

2003 Little Brown Boy (short)

2008 Medicine for Melancholy

2016 Moonlight

2018 Gdyby ulica Beale umiała mówić / If Beale Street Could Talk

2021 Kolej podziemna / The Underground Railroad (tv series)

Cast & Crew

director Barry Jenkins
screenplay Barry Jenkins, Tarell McCraney (story)
cinematography James Laxton
editing Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders
music Nicholas Britell
cast Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Trevante Rhodes, Duan Sanderson, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris, André Holland
producer Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner
production A24, Plan B Entertainment
Polish distributor Solopan
language English
coloration colour
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