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David Knight - 20th Mar 2017

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.    


DirectorLaura Marling
ProducerMartha McGuirk
Production CompanyPrettybird
Executive ProducerTed Thornton
Executive ProducerJuliette Larthe
Production ManagerSorcha Bacon
1st ADBryony James
Director of PhotographyChloe Thomson
Focus PullerSean Mcdermott
2nd ACLydia Stott
WardrobeMichael Darlington
HairJess Summer
EditorEllie Mcnaughton
Editing companyWork Editorial
ColouristOisín O'Driscoll
Grading companyThe Mill
Lead actorMarta Masiero
Lead actorJohanna Adde Dahl
CommissionerAndrew Law
LabelKobalt Music
Casting directorShakyra Dowling
Other credits3rd 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

David Knight - 20th Mar 2017

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