Sylvie’s Love review: it’s easy to fall in love with a love movie
I love it too, echoing others who have already pointed out the electrical chemistry between Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha. But what I love most is how this movie echoes the grace of my own life.
This, despite the fact that it takes place in Harlem in the 1960s and puts African Americans at the forefront.
“Sylvie’s Love” takes place at a specific time and place, but he manages to tell a universal story because his love is lost and then found again. The film therefore has a special resonance for all those who have shared a similar journey.
“The theme is what the unfinished business with the love of your life can do to you in the future,” director Eugene Ashe said.
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Sylvie’s father owns a record store where she watches television, fascinated by shows and the people who make them.
A young musician her father hires to help her manages to distract her and they fall in love until circumstances separate them.
Her boyfriend tells her that her band has been offered a concert in Paris, and he encourages her to come with the band on tour.
“I’m afraid I can’t,” she tells him, because her dream is somewhere else, an entry-level job in a television studio.
Years later, a chance encounter in Midtown Manhattan rekindles their love.
“There are people you meet in your life who no matter how much time you spend apart, when you reconnect with them it’s like no time has passed,” Ashe said. “And you can pick up where you started.”
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It’s not so much about finding love as it is struggling to keep it, but there is exuberance here – and also, the joys that a cursed romance can bring.
“There is a French word ‘reunion’,” Ashe said. “What is the joy of reconnecting and reuniting.”
Specifically, meet that special someone who is dearest to you.
You’ve heard the phrase “absence makes the heart more loving,” then there was that line from “Bridges of Madison County” that “a relationship with that level of certainty only comes once in a lifetime.” . This film gives new meaning to these words and makes them all the more true.
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