Sylvie’s Love is a 2020 American drama film, directed and written by Eugene Ashe. The film Produced by Matthew Thurm, Jonathan Baker, Jonathan Baker, Eugene Ashe, Nnamdi Asomugha and Distributed by Amazon Studios.
This film starring Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Aja Naomi King, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Eva Longoria, Lance Reddick and Ron Funches in the leading roles. The film music composed by Fabrice Lecomte, Cinematography Declan Quinn and Edited work done by Dana Congdon.
The summer of 1957 in New York in Sylvie’s Love is a soft and warm jazz Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha). A saxophonist, spends his nights as a member of the jazz quartet behind a less talented but well-known conductor.
Sylvie (Tessa Thompson) dreams of a television career and spends her summer days helping her father’s record store while waiting for her fiancé to return from the war. When Robert takes a part-time job at a record store. The two form a friendship that evokes a deep passion they’ve never felt before.
That night Robert was seen in a nightclub. They meet Genie, who invites Bobby to sit down and discuss his experimental music. She asks Bobby to attend impromptu jam sessions at home. Sylvie and her cousin Mona were sunbathing on the roof while she caught it. Sylvie denies any romantic interest in Bobby. Meanwhile, Bobby works with Sylvie’s father in the store and talks about music and Sylvie’s aspirations to become a television producer.
It may be a polished film with some Golden Age hallmarks, but “Sylvie Love” deals with the most overlooked characters of the era without seeing them as the protagonists of its own story. Better yet, Ashe said after the Sundance premiere of “Sylvie’s Love” in January. She was inspired to write the screenplay after looking at happy old photos of her family from the 1950s. Decided the truth he found in the photo display; Even today it is an alternate reality not often reflected in Black’s cinema.
“Sylvie’s Love” is a very compelling contribution to recreating the Hollywood melodrama of the 1950s. Emphasizing passionate feelings and emotions, but not in every detail. The characters don’t feel like they are spending time on the couch. They sometimes talk and think about things, but don’t explain much in their perception of self-help.
Sometimes they wear out (“when they change”) because Ashe’s storyline doesn’t always live up to their ambitions. But it’s beautiful when the movies speak, the fantastic soundtrack spins and the palettes shine with abundant blues and hints of bright red, green and pumpkin.
The plot backed up by lot of exploration in the final act as you can see Ashe draw the strings so bravely. And the occasional ups and downs in Bobby’s music career can be a bit sketchy. But we’re finally back to the absorption and the dazzling splendor of it all made it nearly impossible to resist.
Sylvie’s Love (a monotonous title that I’ll change personally in an instant) was strangely overlooked at Sundance, where it’s celebrating its world premiere so far, and has yet to be released to write, but it deserves to be as big and fat as a movie.
Sylvie’s love story has lovingly photographed by Declan Quinn and consists of a beautiful outfit. Smooth jazz, sparkling cars and the aforementioned feelings of Shakti Samanta and Gulzar. From Tessa Thompson as Sylvie to NFL’s Nnamdi Asomugha as Robert. Aja Naomi King, who plays Sylvie’s best friend Mona. Takes an interesting turn when she goes for a party girl to a civil rights activist.