Executive producers Jay-Z, Dream Hampton, and Wyatt Cenac present Terence Nance’s explosively creative debut feature, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty. With arresting insight, vulnerability, and a delightful sense of humor, the film documents the relationship between Terence (Nance) and a lovely young woman (Namik Minter) as it teeters on the divide between platonic and romantic.
Utilizing a tapestry of live action and multiple styles of animation, the film blurs the line between narrative, documentary, and experimental film as it explores the fantasies, emotions, and memories that race through Terence’s mind as he examines and re-examines a singular moment in time.
Sundance Film Festival, 2012
New Directors/New Films, 2012
San Francisco International Film Festival, 2012
“Critics' Pick! Dense, organic, dazzling and funny… a definitive mixtape that memorializes, and not so sneakily celebrates, the sweet angst of a certain kind of romantic limbo.” —Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
“An endearing love poem” – Peter Debruge, Variety