Laura Marling 'The Valley' by Laura Marling
The final part of a trilogy of videos directed by Laura Marling for tracks for her new album Semper Femina, is another dance piece featuring the choreography of Alexandra Green.
The piece accompanying the hypnotic The Valley is also very much the flipside of the second part in the trilogy. Here the focus is on the woman on the beach, swathed in flowing blue robes - the object of desire for the tormented woman in the sunlit bedroom in the video for Next Time.
This time the action leading to their eventual reunion is extended through the choreography, and the editing, for maximum dramatic effect, which makes their final embrace all the more emotionally satisfying.
Suffice to say that having completed this beautiful piece of music - in fact the whole of Semper Femina is wonderful - Marling has now directed a compelling, conceptually rigourous trio of videos which shows she has a real talent as a visual as well as a musical artist.
|Executive Producer||Ted Thornton|
|Executive Producer||Juliette Larthe|
|Production Manager||Sorcha Bacon|
|1st AD||Bryony James|
|Director of Photography||Chloe Thomson|
|Focus Puller||Sean Mcdermott|
|2nd AC||Lydia Stott|
|Editing company||Work Editorial|
|Grading company||The Mill|
|Lead actor||Marta Masiero|
|Lead actor||Johanna Adde Dahl|
|Casting director||Shakyra Dowling|
|Other credits||3rd AD: Molly Vincent Production Runners: Hayder Hoozeer and Pedro Takahashi Grip: David Bradshaw HMU Assist: Natalie Young Unit Driver: Simon Gee DIT: Josh Crooks Special Thanks: Joceline Gabriel Thanet Film Office: Sharon Kelley|
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