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Verona (80m, U S A)
dir. by Romeo Brooks
Movie • 1 hr 20 min • Drama, Romance, History
Verona, a beautiful young woman in antebellum Georgia, is born into to a prominent family. Yet, being of mixed-race, she is made a slave by her own father, and is forbidden to love anyone, slave or free. Becoming infatuated by a young slave, Verona is, soon after, forced by her circumstances to come to terms with the futility of her new romance.
A haunting, uniquely somber parody of the Technicolor melodramas of the 1940s and 1950s. A backward gaze at American slavery observed through layers of history, popular cinema, culture and myth, from contemporary race relations all the way back to the antebellum.