Amazon has released the trailer for its upcoming original movie Sylvie’s Love, written and directed by Eugene Ashe.
The film is first set in the summer of 1957, in New York, where Sylvie (Tessa Thompson), who dreams of a career in television, spends her days helping around her father’s record store, as she waits for her fiancé to return from war. According to the official synopsis, when Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha), a saxophonist who spends late nights playing as member of a jazz quartet, 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 plot also reveals.
“This Christmas, forget who you are expected to be. Become who you are meant to be” onscreen lines read throughout the trailer, which gives viewers a glimpse at Sylvie and Robert’s love story. “Life’s too short to waste time on things you don’t absolutely love,” Robert tells her during one of their late night walks, making her ask “But how do you know you love something absolutely?”. “I guess when it’s the only thing that matters,” he answers.
The song used in the trailer is the 2017 single If This Is Love by Canadian singer and songwriter Ruth Berhe, better known by her stage name Ruth B., from her debut studio album, “Safe Haven”.
Described as “a sweeping story that brings together changing times, a changing culture, and the true price of love,” Sylvie’s Love arrives on Prime Video this winter, on December 25.