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David Knight - 16th Aug 2018

Matilda Finn's video for Sophie Hunger begins with a silent prelude, in a house shrouded in grief, where a young woman surveys the body of an aged relative, laid out before her burial. But then the body changes.

Suddenly, its all action: a car rally in the forest, a car careering through the woods in a race against time, surrounded by cheering crowds. The driver strives to cut seconds with an ever faster and dangerous drive, to the alarm of the co-driver.

It's the stuff of testosterone-heavy films down the ages, but the difference here is that everyone, from driver to crowd to mourners are female. And as she has done so successfully in the past Finn charts a path in her images - beautfully shot by Ben Fordesman in sun-kissed Ukraine - between urgent reality and a surreal dreamscape. The characters, storyline only make total sense in relation to the track. As it should be. 

Credits

DirectorMatilda Finn
ProducerGloria Bowman
Production CompanyFRIEND
Executive ProducerLuke Tierney
1st ADVadim Yuzba
Director of PhotographyBen Fordesman
Focus PullerEugene Bubley
GafferMax Ruban
Art DirectorDaniel Dubrovsky
WardrobeJuli Levitskaya
HairNatalia Dankovska
Make-upNatalia Dankovska
EditorMatilda Finn
ColouristSimone Grattarola
Grading companyTime Based Arts
CommissionerNatalia Maus
Other creditsService Company: 2332 Films Service Producer: Dasha Deriagina 2AD: Alexis Savelov Stunt Driver: Vitaliy Gerashenko Casting Director: Karin Melnychenko / Papacasting Studio Location Manager: Vikto Shava Service PM: Denis Kumeiko Grip: Max Varava Video Assistant: Max Suhow Rental Company Patriot Assistant Editor: Sebastian Hinds Twins: Dasha & Alina Palahniuk Special Thanks: Ian Pons Jewell & Sebastian Hinds

David Knight - 16th Aug 2018

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