The follow-up to his surprise Oscar winner 'Moonlight', Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of James Baldwin’s Harlem-set novel is a sumptuous tale of lovers separated by prejudice and fate.
Deeply in love, Tish (KiKi Layne) and Fonny (Stephan James) find their hopes for a life together dashed when Fonny is wrongly imprisoned. Their fight for justice pushes them and their family and the limits. It also offers a panorama of America during a time of deep change. Once again taking social realist material and blending it with a poetic eye, Jenkins’ film is a rhapsody to tolerance and humanity.
★★★★★ "A sensory, desperately emotional experience for lovers and fighters alike." - Helen O'Hara, Empire
★★★★★ "A heart-stopping love story" - Mark Kermode, The Observer
★★★★ "Unquestionably a work of real moral seriousness and artistry" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian