Things get romantic in the trailer for Sylvie’s Love, a new Amazon movie from writer-director Eugene Ashe starring Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha. Thompson’s character dreams of making it big in the TV business while Asomugha is an up-and-coming jazz musician. The two grow close, only to drift in different directions. But chance, or fate, brings them together again – and not without complications. Or, as the official description puts it, “the jazz is smooth and the air sultry in the hot New York summer of 1957.” Watch the Sylvie’s Love trailer below.
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One of 2020’s best films finally has a release date.
Sylvie’s Love, a swooning romance starring Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok), will debut on Amazon Prime Video on Christmas Day. Amazon acquired the movie after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival back in January, and I’ve been eagerly awaiting word about its release because it was one of my favorite movies of the festival. Learn more about it below. Read More »
Hollywood’s Golden Age is full of grand, sweeping love stories, but that era of cinema history didn’t exactly provide an equal playing field for filmmakers and actors of color. So Sylvie’s Love, writer/director Eugene Ashe’s new grand, sweeping love story, feels less like a pure homage than him making a movie that should have existed back then but was never given the chance. The result is an exquisite piece of old-school filmmaking, one in which star-crossed lovers and rain-soaked streets and a heart-achingly beautiful score combine to transport us into a sort of cinematic Twilight Zone where such a movie would have been placed right alongside contemporaries like The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, From Here to Eternity, or Roman Holiday.
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