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If Beale Street Could Talk

Barry Jenkins | 117min | USA

  • År: 2018
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Text: Svensk
  • Originaltitel: If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Nordisk Premiär

Ohämmat romantiskt och stenhårt politiskt. Efter succén med Moonlight bekräftar Barry Jenkins att han just nu är Hollywoods mest omistliga filmregissör.

Det plötsliga genombrottet med Moonlight (GFF 2017) gav den dittills okände regissören både en Oscar och en plats i filmhistorien. Nu är Barry Jenkins tillbaka med en film som etablerar honom som den mest intressante amerikanske filmskaparen i dag. If Beale Street Could Talk är baserad på James Baldwins uppmärksammade kärleksroman. Jenkins skildrar förälskelsen, erotiken, rasismen och raseriet med poetiska bilder, fantastisk musik och en enorm kärlek till sina karaktärer. Den vackra och tragiska berättelsen om Tish och Fonny är en av decenniets allra starkaste kärlekshistorier.

- Jonas Holmberg

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Barry Jenkins

Regissör: Barry Jenkins

Barry Jenkins was born on November 19, 1979 in Miami, Florida, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Moonlight (2016), If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) and Medicine for Melancholy (2008).

I set off in the summer of 2013 to Europe to write an adaptation of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk in the hope that one day I would have the privilege and permission from the Baldwin Estate to make it into a feature film. Every decision I made to bring this project into the world had its roots in a fidelity to the source material, a fidelity to Baldwin’s vision. The characters in Baldwin’s work are drawn in a very specific way, from Tish to Fonny and on throughout their loves and families — Ernestine, the Hunts and, of course, her parents, Joseph and Sharon. Being the first person entrusted to bring any of Baldwin’s novels to the screen in his native tongue, it’s been a goal of mine to draw these characters as close to Baldwin’s imagining as possible. Between the two relationships at the core of the film — Tish and Fonny, Sharon and Joseph — there’s this lovely rhyme of relationships functioning as the buffer that, for black folks, makes the world worth enduring, that makes the broken promise of the American dream worth striving for. Transmuting these ideas — thematic, intellectual, emotional ideas — through performers and with the collaborators behind the camera I’ve long called family, I could think of no better way to honor my favorite author, James Baldwin. “Love brought you here.” My favorite line from Baldwin’s magnificent novel. And the spirit with which we all brought ourselves to make If Beale Street Could Talk.

Producent:
Megan Ellison, Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, Sara Murphy, Jeremy Kleiner
Manusförfattare:
Barry Jenkins
Fotograf:
James Laxton
Klippare:
Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders
Musik:
Nicholas Britell
Medverkande:
KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Aunjanue Ellis, Dave Franco, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal, Emily Rios, Ed Skrein, Finn Wittrock, Brian Tyree Henry, Regina King
Kontakt:
Annapurna Pictures, info@annapurnapics.com
Svensk distributör:
Lucky Dogs
Regissörens filmografi:
  • 2016 Moonlight, Feature; 2011 Chlorophyl, Short; 2009 Tall Enough, Short; 2009 A Young Couple, Short; 2008 Medicine for Melancholy, Feature; 2003 Little Brown Boy, Short; 2003 My Josephine, Short.
Originaltitel:
If Beale Street Could Talk