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Miu Miu Women’s Tales: Ava DuVernay Directs ‘The Door’

[ 0 ] February 11, 2013 |
Gabrielle Union appears in the Ava DuVernay Miu Miu film "The Door."

Gabrielle Union in “The Door.”

Ava DuVernay teamed up with Miu Miu to direct a film entitled, The Door. The film is part of a Miu Miu initiative entitled, The Women’s Tales. It’s an ongoing series of commissioned short films directed by an international selection of women directors, telling stories about women.

The Door, stars Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Adepero Oduye, and singer-songwriter Goapele. This is the fifth installment in the series.

Here’s a description about the series via Miu Miu:

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.

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