Ava Duvernay won the Best Director award at Sundance last year for Middle of Nowhere, her quiet, affecting drama about a woman (Emayatzy Corinealdi) trying to hold her marriage together while her husband is in prison. (DuVernay was the first black woman to win the award.) There’s a whole lot to like about the film, which does a great job of conveying how the ripple effects of incarceration play out in the lives of the people still on the outside.
This new short from DuVernay for Miu Miu stars Gabrielle Union, Adepero Oduye, Goapele, Alfre Woodard and Corinealdi. That’s a lot of talent (and sorry, a whole lot of fine) to pack into 10 minutes. But it’d be really pretty even without them.