Having followed the journey of Terrence Nance’s An Oversimplification of Her Beauty via Kickstarter, I jumped at the chance to see the film when it came to Sundance London in 2012. Since that time the film has seen much acclaim and has become, along with its director – part of a new direction for films which open up diverse ways in which narratives about Black experiences can be told. The film which has now been released in the UK will be screened at a number of Picturehouse cinemas in the following weeks.
Acclaimed at the Sundance Film Festival, and with Jay-Z and dream hampton both taking producer credits, this woozy, romantic film exploring the highs and lows of a blooming relationship could not be more of the moment.
With visuals reminiscent of the very best work of director Michel Gondry and with a fine ear for poetic, sharp dialogue recalling early Spike Lee, Terence Nance’s debut feature is at once scrappy, tender and thoroughly sincere.
A psychedelic tapestry of comedy, drama, animation, music video and experimental film, this is a blissful celebration of modern love, and an unforgettably cinematic experience that is also the closest to poetry that film gets.
We have 2 pairs of tickets to giveaway for a screening of the film at The Ritzy next Tuesday*. To be in with a chance of winning just answer the following question:
In which US city does the Sundance film festival take place?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer and name (winners will be notified by 1pm on Monday 10th *).
* Competition details
The screening will take place on Tuesday 11th February at The Ritzy Brixton at 6:20pm
Tickets are courtesy of Picturehouse Cinemas
Entrants must be 18 years of age or older