Friday, May 27, 2022

First Look: Tessa Thompson & Nnamdi Asomugha in 1950’s Love Story ‘Sylvie’s Love’ (Trailer)

Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha in “Sylvie’s Love” (Amazon Prime Video)

*Sometimes the right love comes at the wrong time.”

That’s the tagline for “Sylvie’s Love,” a new film that features Nnamdi Asomugha among the producers, Tessa Thompson among the executive producers and both actors in the starring roles. Amazon Prime Video has released the first trailer ahead of its Christmas Day premiere on the streaming service.

Here’s Amazon’s synopsis:

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. Writer/director Eugene Ashe combines romance and music into a sweeping story that brings together changing times, a changing culture, and the true price of love.

Watch the trailer below:




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