While we’re still on lockdown for the holidays, a streaming platform is pretty much the gift that keeps on giving because at least it provides some sort of entertainment.
One of the much-anticipated examples of entertainment is Sylvie’s Love, which made its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was subsequently acquired by Amazon Prime Video.
The film’s synopsis, via a press release sent to The Root:
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.
In an exclusive clip from the film obtained by The Root, Sylvie (Thompson) and Mona (King) are lounging on the rooftop and talking favorite songs from a movie and from their senior year of high school. You know, just some typical girl chat. Things get spicy when they talk about that fiiiiine boy Sylvie met at the store, though. Check it out below:
Sylvie’s Love debuts on Amazon Prime Video on Dec. 23.