David Knight - 13th Dec 2018

With a fierce sense of symbolism and visual poetry, Czech director Marek Partyš has made a memorable critique on the vacuousness of luxury for the American experimental band Son Lux.

The central figure - a young woman who exudes fierce seriousness, but is also under psychological pressure - expressed through dance, and oily blood that seeps from everything coated in gold...


"The mood of Yesterday's Wake evokes in me the picture of a poetic apocalypse. It sounds like the voices of both singers contemplate about it and ask themselves, where the failure came from. And that’s what the music video is about. It’s about the personal traits that led to it – greed, callousness and possessiveness.

"The luxurious and pompous chateau and its surroundings are filled with poison which’s been accumulating there for years. And with every next violent and unscrupulous act, this liquid is forcing up to the surface to spurt out and become the common blood of things, people and nature. The question is whether this liquid is purifying and if the stream will ever stop."

PRO Credits


DirectorMarek Partyš
ProducerKristýna Večeřová
Production CompanyBistro Films
Executive ProducerJiří Ptáček, Kristýna Večeřová, Marek Partyš, Dušan Husár
Production ManagerJakub Žídek
Director of PhotographyDušan Husár
Focus PullerLudvík Otevřel, Filip Knoll
2nd ACDona Domeska, Lukáš Bistřický
Art DirectorTomáš Bukáček
WardrobeKristýna Voců
Make-upRenee Vidourková
EditorMarek Partyš
ColouristNicke Jacobsson
Post ProducerPavel Policar, Tomáš Policar
Director's Rep (UK)Blink

David Knight - 13th Dec 2018

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