“We understand this political climate has turned your world upside down,” the 1950s TV-ad voice-over tells you. “Underground shelter is your best defense against radioactive fallout.” Cue perky music, tap dancing twins, and a ballerina that bakes the perfect croissant. Welcome to your new luxury home - buried 26 feet below. Complete with mini-golf course, dance floor, swimming pool, two jacuzzis, and a thoroughly modern mermaid. “This is reality.” That is, until the nuclear siren rings.

(The [End) of History Illusion], by Celia Rowlson-Hall, is the 14th commission from Miu Miu Women’s Tales. The acclaimed short-film series invites today’s most profound and original female directors to investigate vanity and femininity in the 21st century.

Dancer/choreographer/filmmaker Celia Rowlson-Hall is best known for her iconic choreography in the hit TV show Girls; her work on music videos by Alicia Keys and MGMT; her sweet, sad shorts, such as The Audition and Prom Night; and the 2015 feature, MA, a contemporary, wordless re-telling of Virgin Mary’s venture, through deserts and dirt-tracks. Filmmaker Magazine says Rowlson-Hall “folds one art form into another” and “allows her to employ her body as a storytelling vehicle.”

"About her new Women’s Tales film, Rowlson-Hall says, “I wanted to explore commercialism in the face of fear, creating a spectacle to distract and entertain, an escape from our present day reality.” She knew the perfect readymade setting: a Cold War era, Las Vegas nuclear bunker, which was shaped into a picturesque family home, designed to survive a nuclear war for an entire year. “When I saw the new Miu Miu collection,” reflects Rowlson-Hall, “there was something about the textiles and colours that made me want to create characters which could come with this space.”

These characters slowly come apart in (The [End) of History Illusion] as the cataclysmic events above ground take their toll below. This pastel-hued community can no longer sustain the Hollywood musical illusion. A new reality breeds chaos and confusion. The spirit of the film takes inspiration from how Rowlson-Hall thinks of Miu Miu: “elastic, grounded, sensitive and risk taking.”

A new dedicated Instagram platform @miumiuwomenstales has been launched. It provides a complimentary, innovative space of expression that further explores the rich complexities of being a woman.

《女人的故事》资料库

1

《化妆间》(The Powder Room) 
女人的故事 #1

由Zoe Cassavetes执导

2

《Muta》
女人的故事 #2

由Lucrecia Martel执导

3

《女衣》(The Women Dress) 
女人的故事 #3

由Giada Colagrande执导

4

《天色已晚》(It’s Getting Late)
女人的故事 #4

由Massy Tadjedin执导

5

《门》(The Door)
女人的故事 #5

由Ava Du Vernay执导 

6

《维奇里亚的女人》(Le Donne Della Vucciria)
女人的故事 #6

由Hiam Abbass执导

7

《火花与光》(Spark and Light )
女人的故事 #7

by So Yong Kim

8

《某人》(Somebody)
女人的故事 #8

由Miranda July执导

9

《礼服》(De Djess)
女人的故事 #9

由 Alice Rohrwacher执导

10

《3颗纽扣》(Les 3 Boutons )
女人的故事 #10

由Agnès Varda执导

11

《种子》《Seed》
女人的故事 #11

由河濑直美执导

12

《那一天》"That One Day"
女人的故事 #12

由CRYSTAL MOSELLE执导

13

《卡门》"Carmen"
女人的故事 #13

由CHLOË SEVIGNY执导

14

《历史幻象之终结》(The [End) of History Illusion]
女人的故事 #14

由Celia Rowlson-Hall执导

15

《你好,公寓》"Hello Apartment"
女人的故事 #15

由Dakota Fanning执导