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Palindrome 'First Time' by Lesyeu

Rob Ulitski - 18th May 2022

Italian directing duo Lesyeu release their stunning debut video for Palindrome.

The contemplative promo for First Time depicts an old man standing perilously close to the edge of a bridge, ready to jump into the water below and end his life. He is rescued by a stranger in the nick of time, and offered a ride to his next destination, able to share his emotions with a young kid who is riding along with them.

The stirring visual is shot in stark black and white, allowing the grittiness of the concept to shine through, and the performances are utterly relatable, with subtle nuance and an overall feeling of hope.  

"This video is a tale about this unspeakable sadness, often invisible, but that everybody knows," explain the directing duo. "Sometimes, to overcome it, an act is enough: a hug to remind us that we have skin, air in our lungs, and that we exist."

 

Rob Ulitski - 18th May 2022

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  • New Director
  • Narrative
  • Old Man
  • Bridge
  • Engaging
  • Black & White

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Lesyeu
Producer
Lesyeu

Camera

Director of Photography
Gianmarco Balbi
Focus Puller
Simone Di Gioia

Wardrobe

Stylist
Ilaria Malltezi
Make-up
Isabella Capraro

Editorial

Editor
Fabio Giavara
Editor
Samir Fennane

Grading

Colourist
Gianmarco Balbi

Rob Ulitski - 18th May 2022

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