Gabrielle Union Stars In The Ava DuVernay-Directed New Miu Miu Short Film, “The Door”

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In its fifth installment to the “The Women’s Tales” series, Miu Miu has tapped director Ava DuVernay to lead a star-studded, all-black cast. The director, who has just become the first black woman to win the Best Director at the Sundance Film Festival for her film, “Middle of Nowhere,” DuVernay has produced a beautifully crafted 10-minute short film starring Gabrielle Union as a jaded woman feeling the loss of a broken marriage.

Her friends, portrayed by Alfre Woodard, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Adepero Oduye and Goapele,  try to uplift her downtrodden spirits in their own unique ways and through incredible Miu Miu designs from the fashion house’s newest collection.

“In the film, characters arrive at the door of a friend in need, bringing something of themselves,” DuVernay explains. “Eventually, we witness our heroine ready to walk through the door on her own. The door in the film represents a pathway to who we are.”

The power pulsating through this film, which has zero dialogue, is awe-inspiring. So apropo considering this is Black History Month. Black history is happening right now. Right in this moment.

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

[HUFFINGTON POST]

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