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Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance. Dir: Barry Jenkins. Country: USA.
Barry Jenkins adapts James Baldwin’s acclaimed novel: a love story set in 70s New York that gives voice to a couple’s unbreakable bond and a family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish (KiKi Layne). Friends since childhood, Tish and Fonny (Stephan James) fall in love and are soon expecting their first child. But their plans for the future are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. Jenkins delivers a beautifully crafted feast for the eyes, ears and heart with this quietly powerful masterpiece.