A love story about two photographers, a black American woman and a Chinese-American man, specifically made for Bloomingdale’s department store; there isn’t a product to be seen, but the couple is strikingly well-dressed. The short film has Jenkins’ typical cinematographic signature: much feeling for intimacy, humanity and subtlety surrounding racial identity.
The other films shown within Let Love Rule
Reluctantly QueerAkosua Adoma Owusu IFFR 2017 8′
Hushed monologue in black-and-white in which a young Ghanaian immigrant confesses in a warm, openhearted letter to his mother that his love for men was the reason he left for America.
My JosephineBarry Jenkins IFFR 2017 9′
Two Arab immigrants work in a launderette where, just after 9/11, American flags are washed free of charge. While they fold flags meticulously, true love unfolds.
ChlorophylBarry Jenkins IFFR 2017 17′
Young woman wrestles with her identity and failed relationship, reflected in the city of Miami. A cinematographic exploration of change as a natural process, the way chlorophyll makes photosynthesis possible in leaves.
Bayard & MeMatt Wolf IFFR 2017 16′
Intimate portrait of black homosexual civil rights activist and Freedom March organiser Bayard Rustin. His partner Walter Naegle describes how they rebelliously managed to make their relationship legal after all.
- Barry Jenkins
- English, Mandarin
- Dan Berk, Chadd Harbold
- Production Company
- Young Indies Films, Last Pictures
- Strike Anywhere
- Barry Jenkins
- Adam Newport-Berra
- Bryan Gaynor
- Production Design
- Vivian Bond
- Sound Design
- Jeff Seelye
- Crystal Cotton, Stephen Lin