Miu Miu Women’s Tales 16 – The Wedding Singer’s Daughter

26.11.2018 | Blog , Fashion , Film | BY:

A few years ago in, Italian womenswear label Miu Miu initiated an ongoing series of short films featuring all female directors using the platform to tell captivating and pertinent stories from a female perspective. Each year, the brand commissions and releases two films for both their summer and winter collections. This year, for their 16th installation of the series, the brand has tapped Saudia Arabia’s first female filmmaker Haifaa al-Mansour to direct their freshly-released film entitled “The Wedding Singer’s Daughter.” The film is set during the 1980’s in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and speaks on the strict gender segregation rules of Saudi Weddings.

The storyline features a cast of women draped in their traditional black abayas driving to the hall of the wedding location, and reveals the sparkle of the glamorous heels, dazzling dresses and wild hair once they arrive and are in an all female presence. As they prepare for this celebration,  all eyes are on the wedding singer to keep it going until the electricity suddenly cuts out. Mumbles begin and guests start to complain, the singer experiences a slight panic until she is saved by an unlikely heroine: her young daughter who manages to save her mother’s dignity. “Weddings are the actual mirror of society in Saudi Arabia: segregated, fragmented, along gender and class. I wanted to tell the story of those people and capture that tenderness,” says the director, “It’s very important for women to tell their stories, and sometimes it’s hard. In the film, the daughter uses her nimble mind to quickly solve the problem just like an independent film-director. For me the little girl represents the future, and the future belongs to the outsiders.” The film can currently be seen along with the brand’s repertoire online MiuMiu.com.

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Dree Hemingway

18.12.2016 | Fashion , Film | BY:

How do you define love? Twin presents Dree Hemingway in a film by Nick Dorey to coincide with the ‘Dreeams Can Come True’ feature in Issue 15.

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An Infernal Demand

31.10.2014 | Fashion , Film | BY:

To celebrate All Hallow’s Eve Paul Franco directed this spooky fashion film, written and produced by Ella Rosa Hart exclusively for Twin.

The tongue-in-cheek short stars Jessamine Bliss Bell as ‘The Girl’, dreamt up by three ad execs as they try to come up with something chilling for their Halloween pitch. We follow her on a strange and bizarre journey, watching the spooky events unfold.

Happy Halloween!

Director: Paul Franco
Producer & Writer: Ella Rosa Hart
Stylist: Hannah Sheen

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Chanel Revue’14

23.10.2014 | Fashion , Film | BY:

This dramatic short from director Trevor Undi beautifully documents the last two years of the House of Chanel. With an orchestral score composed by Gabriel Yared, the film showcases intimate behind the scenes footage with many a famous face. It revisits memorable campaigns, international events and spectacular archival footage from Karl Lagerfeld’s design house reminding us just how significant Coco’s legacy remains.

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Erdem SS14 Film

03.02.2014 | Fashion | BY:

Trevor Undi is a British/Canadian video and film director and photographer, who has previously worked with Balenciaga, Acne Studios, Alexander Mcqueen, Burberry and Chanel, to name but a few. This season, his attention focuses on Erdem, shooting backstage at the SS14 show to create this cinematic piece that captures the true beauty of the designs.

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