Wednesday, 14 September 2016

LFF 2016 PREVIEW: MOONLIGHT


A singular piece of cinema
Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

[An] immeasurably tender portrait of a young black man struggling with his repressed sexuality over the course of three decades
Eric Kohn, IndieWire

There's not much more you can ask from a movie
Stephanie Zacharek, Time

Critics rarely react better to a film than they have for Barry Jenkins' Moonlight - the film sits, at the time of writing, at a Metascore of 100. It's this overwhelming wave of positive buzz that has seen this indie drama with a focus on minorities shoot straight to the top of many pundits' Oscar predictions, booking one high profile festival slot after another. Among those is a place in the 60th BFI London Film Festival next month, and Moonlight will be the first of 23 features on Screen On Screen's schedule. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to this one. Just a bit. Just an enormous, colossal, gargantuan bit. Released in the US on the 21st of October.