Barry Jenkins, oscar winner for Moonlight, releases his new film in a ultimate trailer.
That takes place in the early 70’s in Harlem, If Beale Street could talk painted a love story to the bitter taste of the visiting rooms in prison. Tish, a young girl of 19 years pregnant, is engaged to Fonny, a sculptor black thrown in jail after having been accused of rape by a young puerto Rican.
In anticipation of the release of Fonny, the two lovers, carried by their love, surpass their desperation and their anger.
Barry Jenkins operates with the maestro of drama in this latest trailer. Nothing really new is revealed. The main plot and its twists are not revealed. All in delicacy, lightness, and melancholia, we find the slow motion and large plans so dear to the director, with Killing me Soflty by Fugees for background sound. This latest trailer shows the wealth of imagination and the mastery of a director who knows what to say, and more importantly, how.
Again, his film is under the spotlight for the Oscars, two years after winning best film and best adapted screenplay for Moonlight (which you can find our review here).
KiKi Layne and Stephan James
If Beale Street could talk, adapted from the eponymous novel by James Baldwin, is scripted and directed by Barry Jenkins. There will be KiKi Layne (Tish) give a reply to Stephan James (Fonny), recently seen in the series, Homecoming. Also in the cast, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Brian Tyree Henry, Diego Luna and Dave Franco.
Auréloé of mission-critical acclaim across the Atlantic, there is a high chance that you succumb to the movie if you liked the softness of Moonlight in early 2017. If Beale Street could talk will be released in France on January 30th.