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Amandla Stenberg, André Holland – The Eddy #Berlinale2020

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From director of La La Land, Damien Chazelle a Netflix series where life is like jazz.

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Amandla Stenberg and André Holland, actors of Netflix tv series The Eddy.

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It doesn’t follow the rules of modern TV series, The Eddy, the new work by director Damien Chazelle, that comes from the collaboration between him and Alan Poul, BAFTA Award winner Jack Thorne (National Treasure) and six-time Grammy Award® winner Glen Ballard. The Eddy was presented at the 70th Berlinale in the Series section and it stars Amandla Stenberg and André Holland. The series is set in modern day Paris in a jazz bar among jazz musicians and despite real musicians and original music, is not a musical but a drama with a touch of thriller-noir. Stenberg and Holland reveal how they worked according to the series pace that it follows Jazz rules more than Tv series’s ones.

The Eddy: Directed by Academy Award® winner Damien Chazelle (La La Land), Emmy Award® winner Alan Poul (Tales of the City), Houda Benyamina (Divines) and Laïla Marrakchi (Le Bureau des Légendes), the Netflix original series The Eddy is an eight-episode drama that takes place in the vibrant multicultural neighborhoods of modern-day Paris. Once a celebrated jazz pianist in New York, Elliot Udo (André Holland) is now the co-owner of struggling club The Eddy, where he manages the house band fronted by lead singer and on-again-off-again girlfriend Maja (Joanna Kulig). As Elliot learns that his business partner Farid (Tahar Rahim) may be involved in some questionable practices at the club, secrets begin to come to light that have also been concealed from Farid’s wife Amira (Leïla Bekhti), and when Elliot’s troubled teenage daughter Julie (Amandla Stenberg) suddenly arrives in Paris to live with him, his personal and professional worlds quickly start to unravel as he confronts his past, fighting to save the club and protect those closest to him. The series also stars Melissa George (In Treatment), Adil Dehbi (How I Became a Superhero), Benjamin Biolay (La douleur), Tchéky Karyo (The Missing) and rapper Sopico in his debut on-screen performance.

The Eddy is part of the 70th Berlinale series section and will be on Netflix from May 8th.

To discover more about the tv series, click here.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Amandla Stenberg, André Holland
  • Interviewee role
    actors
  • Film title
    The Eddy
  • Festival section
    Berlinale series
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