As in every art field, the more you look into the knowledge of an author, the more you understand where the ideas and styles came from.

Ben Jenkins, the director of “Moonlight” has been open about his love for Asian films, especially the work of Wong Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love, The Grandmaster). If you look closely, you can easily distinguish Kar-wai’s influences starting from framing, all the way to light and color palette choices.