It’s been ten years since Barry Jenkins directed Medicine for Melancholy, and now he’s back with Moonlight which will receive a premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month and will also screen at the New York Film Festival. A24 has released the new breath-taking and gripping trailer for the film.
Moonlight stars Naomie Harris, André Holland, and Mahershala Ali. The film is set in Miami and is based on the play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” by Tarell Alvin McCraney. The film focuses on three vignettes set in the late 1990s, the 2000s and present-day, telling the story of a young man’s struggle to find himself.
The synopsis reads:
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 male 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.
Watch the trailer below for the highly-anticipated film:
Moonlight is out October 21.