Miu Miu’s Women Tell Another Tale
In 2011, Miu Miu debuted The Women’s Tales, a series of short films that Miuccia Prada commissioned from international female directors (Zoe Cassavetes, Lucrecia Martel, Giada Colagrande, and Massy Tadjedin), each of whom explored various aspects of the feminine experience in their work. Today, Miu Miu has released a trailer of the fifth film in the series—The Door—which, directed by Ava Marie DuVernay (who, it should be noted, became the first African-American woman to win the best director prize at Sundance for her film Middle of Nowhere in 2012) illuminates both the power of female bonds and the transformative function of clothing (Miu Miu clothing, to be exact). “Every time a woman makes a film, it is a political act, in my view, whether we mean it to be or not,” says DuVernay. “Films by women—whether comedy or drama, documentary or narrative—illustrate the human experience through a woman’s voice, through a woman’s eyes, through a woman’s creativity. Experiences which are often marginalized, fabricated, or simply ignored.”
Starring Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Adepero Oduye, and singer-songwriter Goapele, The Door follows each member of its cast as she approaches a friend in need (who happens to be the film’s heroine). Take an exclusive sneak peek at DuVernay’s film (above) and keep an eye out for the full-length version, which will debut on Miu Miu’s website on February 11.