David Knight - 19th Feb 2013

Following Antony & The Johnsons' Cut The World and Frank Ocean's Pyramids, Nabil is finding his groove for enigmatic, psychological drama and his video for The Weeknd's Twenty Eight follows in the same vein, intercutting between the soul singer's appearance on a serious TV chat show, a ghost of a girl watching him on TV, and a flashback to a house where two half-naked pole dancers at a private party may well be in mortal danger...

This was shot in Bucharest - the party scenes at the personal residence of reviled Romanian tyrant Nicolae Ceaucescu - where Nabil has characteristically made the most of the budget. With excellent production value, sumptuous visuals and the measured pacing for which he's becoming renowned, this is definitely one for the viewer to fill in the gaps themselves...

PRO Credits


Director of PhotographyMatyas Erdely
EditorIsaac Hagy
Production designerCarmen Dima
CommissionerKate Miller
ProducerLiz Kessler
ProducerIleana Anghel

David Knight - 19th Feb 2013

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