Oh, The Glamour: Ava DuVernay Directs Miu Miu Short Film Starring Gabrielle Union, Adepero Oduye, Alfre Woodard, & More

February 11, 2013  |  

Source: miumiu.com

If you’ve ever seen director Ava DuVernay’s work in either I Will Follow or Middle Of Nowhere, you know that she is immensely talented and has a knack for filming people of color in a way that has them looking absolutely regal. Recently, DuVernay partnered with high fashion brand Miu Miu, a subsidy of Prada, to produce a short film featuring the brand’s clothing. The film, called “The Door,” does not include any dialogue but it tells a story of a woman whose friends are trying to help her cope with and overcome a recent breakup.

In addition to Gabrielle Union, the woman whose going through the breakup, the film also features Adepero Oduye, from Pariah and Steel Magnolias, Emayatzy Corinealdi from DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere, (which was an awesome film by the way), singer Goapele and veteran actress Alfre Woodard. DuVernay explained that the film got its title “The Door” because: “In the film, characters arrive at the door of a friend in need, bringing something of themselves. 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.”

Check out this beautifully made 9-min film below. (If you’re not at work, make it full screen so you can bask in the beauty. )


Trending on MadameNoire

View Comments
Comment Disclaimer: Comments that contain profane or derogatory language, video links or exceed 200 words will require approval by a moderator before appearing in the comment section. XOXO-MN
  • FromUR2UB

    This sounds good judging by the cast. I’ve become a fan of Alfre Woodard’s acting after watching her in the ‘The Family the Preys”. That scene where she’s trying to talk Sanaa Lathan’s character out of continuing her affair with her married boss sounds so genuine. It’s the kind of gentle tone a mother uses when she’s trying to reach a child, who is not in a place where he/she can receive her words.

  • DTJ

    This was…just Yes….YES!!!!!!

  • I LIVVVVE!!!!