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Jenny Hval 'The Great Undressing' by Marie Kristiansen

Cat Velez - 13th Jan 2017

Norwegian's up-and-coming artpop singer Jenny Hval lays herself bare through her musings on vulnerability and love for The Great Undressing, with a striking visual befitting the theme by Marie Kristiansen.

We follow actress Marte Germaine Christensen as she goes about her daily life in the nude, celebrating birthdays, going to work, seeing friends and going for a solitary kebab surrounded by normally clothed lovers. Kristiansen explains, "from a spiritual point of view, the film explores loneliness and isolation in a world where capitalism and blending in are the two ruling factors," and indeed, the success of the video lies in its ability to convey these innermost feelings through its stirring simplicity and melancholic visual tone. 

MARIE KRISTIANSEN:

“I don’t want to overcomplicate the message; it’s my opinion that the audience should interpret this film as it suits them.  I will, however, tell you what inspired me to make the film. From an intellectual point of view I was intrigued by what would happen if you watched a naked woman totally ignorant about her own nudity going about a normal day. Would she be perceived as a sexual object? Or would her nakedness and femininity become something ordinary and natural? I have not tried to steer the film in the direction I thought was right, it's more of an experiment that you should be the judge of.”

Cat Velez - 13th Jan 2017

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  • Nude
  • Nudity
  • Melancholy

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Marie Kristiansen
Producer
Mari Grundnes Paus
Production Manager
Elisabeth Garden Danielsen
1st AD
Lars Erik Thoralfsson

Camera

Director of Photography
Andreas Johannessen
Focus Puller
Anders Håheim
Camera Assistant
Trude Bratlie

Wardrobe

Stylist
Hilde Lande

Editorial

Editor
Thomas Trellnæs

Grading

Colourist
Julien Alary

Misc

Woman
Marte Germaine Christensen
Production Assistant
Carina Munch Thormodsen
Production Assistant
Heidi Hygen Skoghei
Sound design
Helge Bodøgård
Gaffer Assistant
Daniel Warren
Art Direction
Jørgen Stangebye
Art Department Assistant
Kristian Vestby
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