Rob Ulitski - 19th Feb 2020

Peaky Blinders director Anthony Byrne presents a thrillingly sexual vision for Jehnny Beth's Flower. 

Shot in black and white, the video explores an intoxicating relationship between the artist and a woman, played by Rex Adams. Across a series of vignettes, we see the women celebrate sexuality, independence and an undying lust for each other, pushing and pulling between fantasy and reality. 

DoP Matthieu Plainfosse utilises heavy contrast lighting to evidence the dark and potentially dangerous obsession, complete with dutch angles and spinning camera movements to build upon this theme. The clever composition of foreground and background elements suggest an inital trepidation on Beth's part, whilst Adams confidently performs in the background. This is blown apart by the midpoint of the visual, when Beth strips off her clothes and actively chases her down, giving in to the fantasy. 

Thrilling and enigmatic, the video is a perfect match to the moody and haunting track, and a testament to Beth's layered and complex artistry. 

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorAnthony Byrne
ProducerAndrew Rawson
Executive ProducerImogen Harrison
Production ManagerTom O'Driscoll
Director of PhotographyMatthieu Plainfosse
Focus PullerTom Finch
2nd ACCharlotte Croft
GafferLeopold Naessens
Art DirectorLee Seton
Art DirectorChloe Brady
WardrobeVincent Pons
Hair & Make-upJess Summer
HairHolly Dawkins
EditorPaul Knight
ColouristPaul Staples
Post production companyEncore
Lead actorJehnny Beth
Lead actorRebeka Adams
Other creditsGrip: Maja Jensen DIT: Nick Hughes Runner : Tera Pechmannova Runner: Guilia Balsamo Runner: Beatrix Willimont

Rob Ulitski - 19th Feb 2020

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