Till tells the extraordinary true story of Mamie Till and her struggle to get justice for her son, in racist 1950s America. Here is the Italian trailer of the film.
Till – A mother’s courage – dramatic tale ofmurder of Emmett Till – was released in the United States on October 14th, conquering audiences and critics for its dry and never rhetorical style and for the extraordinary interpretation of its protagonist, Danielle Deadwyler. Long without an Italian distribution, the film will finally arrive at the cinema from February 16th, distributed by Eagle Pictures. So here is the Italian trailer of Tillreleased on the occasion of the imminent theatrical release.
Till: Plot and cast of the drama about the brutal racially motivated murder of Emmett Till
In August 1955, 14-year-old African-American Emmett Till leaves Chicago and travels to Mississippi. Accused – without proof – of insulting a white woman, he comes taken from a group of racists – both white and African American – and brutally killed, after being tortured and lynched. Days after the disappearance, his body is found in the waters of the river. Till starts from this tragic murder, to tell of the strength of his mother, Mamie Till, who demanded to be photographed next to her son’s mangled body and to appear on the cover of a magazine, after having celebrated the boy’s funeral with an open coffin. His search for justice and his willingness to denounce the horrors of racism still present in the South contributed to the birth of the civil rights movement. Chinonye Chukwu – director of the film – has in fact decided to create his work to bring to light an extraordinary story of courage and civility:
If it hadn’t been for Mamie Till, her son’s memory would have faded into thin air. She was the originator of a modern civil rights movement that gave impetus and courage to so many activist groups engaged in the struggle for freedom. I felt compelled to defend Mamie’s legacy and put her in the spotlight. Mamie battled racism, sexism and misogyny, which then escalated after the violent death of her son. She gave no room for fear, she turned into a warrior!
Chukwu also personally took care of the screenplay, co-written with Keith Beauchampalready behind the camera of the documentary The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till. The film, these days, has risen to the headlines for the Danielle Deadwyler missed an Oscar nomination – confirmed – in favor of surprise candidate actresses, including Andrea Riseborough. Till, according to some forecasts, he would have also deserved the nomination for best director. In the cast, in addition to Deadwyler, appear Jalyn Hall – as Emmett Till – Frankie Faison, Haley Bennett and Whoopi Goldberg. Appointment therefore on February 16th.
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