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Watch Ava DuVernay's Miu Miu-Commissioned Short 'The Door' (Gabrielle Union Stars)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 11, 2013 at 3:19PM

Launched in 2011, wome's high fashion brand, Miu Miu's Women’s Tales initiative is an ongoing series of commissioned short films directed by an international selection of women directors, telling stories about women.
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The Door

Launched in 2011, wome's high fashion brand, Miu Miu's Women’s Tales initiative is an ongoing series of commissioned short films directed by an international selection of women directors, telling stories about women.

The 5th film in the series, directed by Ava DuVernay, is now available for viewing.

Titled The Door, the short stars Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Adepero Oduye, and singer-songwriter Goapele.

Here's how it's described via Miu Miu's website for the series:

The Door, by Ava DuVernay, the fifth Miu Miu Women's Tale, is a celebration of the transformative power of feminine bonds, and a symbolic story of life change. The symbolic centre of The Door is the front entrance of the protagonist's home. As she opens it to greet a friend in the powerfully framed opening scenes, she is shrouded in an oblique sadness. "In the film, characters arrive at the door of a friend in need, bringing something of themselves," explains director DuVernay. "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." Clothing is also a symbol of renewal, each change of costume charting our heroine's emergence from a chrysalis of sadness. In the final scenes, she takes off her ring, pulls on long, black leather gloves, and walks, transformed by the emotive power of the clothing, through the door.

By the way, the short work was shot by the hottest DP in the land right now, Bradford Young.

Watch it below:

This article is related to: Ava DuVernay, Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Adepero Oduye, Emayatzy Corinealdi


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