Thursday, 11 August 2016


Seemingly out of nowhere, Medicine for Melancholy director Barry Jenkins' first feature film in eight years, Moonlight, is all over the internet. With showings in the main slate at NYFF in October and, just announced, in TIFF's competitive Platform section next month, it's making a sudden but strong stab at attracting serious awards attention, likely to be only intensified with the arrival of this excellent trailer. This is how you edit a trailer - descriptive and informative yet suggestive, and artfully put together. IMDb claims its TIFF screening will be its first, though the recent release of the Platform lineup claims it'll be only an international premiere, rather than a world one. Either way, it's out in the US on the 21st of October.