Trust love all the way and when it comes to Barry Jenkins we have a lot of trusts. After the critical (award-winning) success of Moonlight, we eagerly await for his next film and that film is If Beales Street Could Talk.
Ahead of it’s European Premiere at BFI London Film Festival, Entertainment One has released the First UK Trailer. Once again Jenkins will be taking on another powerful journey of emotion, racism, love, and injustice. A story of a young woman (Kiki Layne) fighting to free fiance (Stephan James) falsely accused of a crime he did not commit.
Once again Barry Jenkins looks to have created a film that you’ll be talking about for a very long time. Based on the 1974 novel by James Baldwin and Jenkins looks to have closely stuck the original source. It may have been written 44 years ago, its sadly a story that still resonates today, especially in racism and oppression.
With Jenkins scripting and Cinematographer James Laxton and Nicholas Britell (composer)joining him from Moonlight, we may just have another awards winner on the cards…
In early 1970’s Harlem, Tish, a nineteen-year old girl, is in love with a young sculptor, Fonny, the father of her unborn child. When Fonny is falsely accused of rape and imprisoned, Tish and their families race to clear his name before the baby is born. A story about love persisting in the face of racial oppression and injustice, Jenkins brings together a talented young cast which includes Stephan James (Selma, Race) as Fonny and newcomer Kiki Layne as Tish.
The film also stars Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Dave Franco, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal, Ed Skrein, Brian Tyree Henry, and Regina King.
If Beale Street Could Talk will make it’s European Premiere on 20th October. The film will be released in the UK and Ireland in January 2019 (possibly 18th) with the U.S release 30th November.
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