Amazon Prime has released a trailer for Tessa Thompson’s upcoming film Sylvie’s Love, which tells a romance story set in in the 1950s in New York City.
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 TV, 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.”
The film was written and directed by Eugene Ashe (Homecoming), who “combines romance and music into a sweeping story that brings together changing times, a changing culture, and the true price of love.”
The movie also stars Eva Longoria, Aja Naomi King, Wendi Mclendon-Covey, and Jemima Kirke. Amazon will released Sylvie’s Love on Prime Video on December 25th, Christmas Day.