David Knight - 12th June 2017

Josh Lipworth has fashioned a striking and poignant accompaniment to Hervé's Last Lovers, combining different photographic techniques to express a psychological journey of a young blind man.

Initially this young man moves tentatively through an idyllic forest setting, propelled towards a mysterious woman of his dreams. The sense of otherworldliness comes both from the location - it was filmed in rural Lithuania - and the infra-red photography that bleaches the foliage to white. 

But is it real or a figment of the young man's imagination? Contrasting shots of the man and girl, each alone in a darkened room, increases the sense that this is an illusion, the dream of one or other, or both of them. The sense of mystery that pervades around the clip means that things are never quite resolved, but the Lipworth holds the tension with a series of beatuifully composed shots and intelligent camera moves. It makes for a very satisfying watch.

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorJosh Lipworth
ProducerKamile Dementaviciute
ProducerViktorija Murnikova
1st ADSkaiste Berzinyte
Director of PhotographyOliver Ford
Focus PullerDziugas Sema
2nd ACAivaras Skrodenis
SteadicamIlana Garrard
GafferIgnas / Paulius Varonenka
Make-upEmilija Paulauskaite
EditorLouise Robinson
Editing companyWork
ColouristJoseph Bicknall
Lead actorWilliam Hawkes / Clotilde Rigaud
CommissionerMatt King
Other creditsPA: Aiste Liansbergaite Unit Driver: Algirdas

David Knight - 12th June 2017

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