David Knight - 4th Sept 2018

Sophia + Robert set their stall out as visual stylists with this dreamy confection of English psychedelia for The Kooks.

It's all the more surprising after a brutal beginning, with a schoolgirl under attack in a school shower by unseen bullies. When a second girl appears she could be her tormentor, but turns out to be an ally, or alter ego, as this cold reality slips away. 

This has something of the feel of early 70s Nicolas Roeg, as these girls trip away into a hot hazy English summer – intercut with close-ups of cut flowers - and eventually a meeting with the groovy Kooks. The four leaf clover of the title itself becomes a pill, transporting them into this wide-angled world.

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorSophia + Robert
ProducerGwilym Lewis-Brooke
Production CompanyOdelay
Executive ProducerPeter Scott
Production ManagerEvgeniya Dedyukina
1st ADOliver Waters
Director of PhotographyAnn Evelin Lawford
Focus PullerPeter Wade
Art DirectorAngel Parmar
WardrobeAngel Parmar
Make-upJoshua Horne
LabelAwal Recordings
Other credits2nd Assistant Director: Mohammed Ibrahim, Wardrobe Assistant: Kelly Pyner

David Knight - 4th Sept 2018

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