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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Barry Jenkins

Barry JENKINS (1979, USA) studied Film at the Florida State University and his breakout film was the feature-length Medicine for Melancholy (2008). He made several shorts, co-founded an advertising company called Strike Anywhere and became a writer for the HBO series The Leftovers. Moonlight (2016), his first feature film in eight years, won three Oscars, including Best Film, and the Warsteiner Audience Award at IFFR 2017.


(selection) My Josephine (2003, short), Little Brown Boy (2003, short), Medicine for Melancholy (2008), A Young Couple (2009, short), Tall Enough (2009, short), Chlorophyl (2011, short), Moonlight (2016)


Barry Jenkins at IFFR

  • Remigration

    A future San Francisco is inhabited only by affluent people. The authorities lure others into the city to do manual labour in exchange for free educat

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  • Medicine for Melancholy

    An uneasy one-night stand in San Francisco unexpectedly leads to a day of museum visits, political debates and cautious overtures. Impressive debut by

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  • Moonlight

    American indie sensation shows the life of a black man as he grows from being the poor child of a single, addicted mother into a tough adult continual

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  • Chlorophyl

    Young woman wrestles with her identity and failed relationship, reflected in the city of Miami. A cinematographic exploration of change as a natural p

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  • My Josephine

    Two Arab immigrants work in a launderette where, just after 9/11, American flags are washed free of charge. While they fold flags meticulously, true l

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  • Tall Enough

    An interracial love story, made for Bloomingdale’s department store, but there’s not a product in sight. A visual and introspective study of lov

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