Trailer: Nnamdi Asomugha and Tessa Thompson try to find ‘Sylvie’s Love’ in a hopeless place
“I can’t be the woman of your dreams while also trying to be the woman of my own”
In Sylvie’s Love, the jazz is smooth and the air sultry in the hot New York summer of 1957. Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha), a saxophonist, spends late nights playing behind a less-talented but well-known bandleader, as member of a jazz quartet. Sylvie (Tessa Thompson), who dreams of a career in television, spends her summer days helping around her father’s record store, as she waits for her fiancé to return from war. When Robert takes a part-time job at the record store, the two begin a friendship that sparks a deep passion in each of them unlike anything they have felt before. As the summer winds down, life takes them in different directions, bringing their relationship to an end. Years pass, Sylvie’s career as a TV producer blossoms, while Robert has to come to terms with what the age of Motown is doing to the popularity of Jazz. In a chance meeting, Sylvie and Robert cross paths again, only to find that while their lives have changed, their feelings for each other remain the same. The film co-stars Aja Naomi King, Jemima Kirke, Tone Bell, Alano Miller, Wendi Mclendon-Covey and Eva Longoria
Sylvie’s Love is written and directed by Eugene Ashe, produced by Nnamdi Asomugha, Gabrielle Glore, Jonathan T. Baker, Eugene Ashe and Matthew Thurm, and executive produced by Tessa Thompson, Bobbi Sue Luther, Akbar Gbajabiamila,
Matt Rachamkin, Sidra Smith, and Emmet Dennis.
Sylvie’s Love will launch worldwide on Prime Video on December 23, 2020