videoMelody Gardot & Philippe Powell 'This Foolish Heart Could Love You' by Beki Mari
Beki Mari directs a sensual promo for Melody Gardot and Philippe Powell, produced by 247 Productions. The video for This Foolish Heart Could Love You is curated in partnership with the Musée Rodin in Paris, and features two dancers in place of the artists themselves - Marie-Agnès Gillot, who also choreographed the piece, along with her male counterpart from L’Opera Garnier, Germain Louvet.Dressed in archive pieces by Japanese Designer Issey Miyake, the video externalises the romantic themes of the track, and the dancers take inspiration from the breathtaking art that surrounds them, bringing to life the sculptor August Rodin's work, as if to ‘flip the switch’ on who is the muse and who is the artist. "Some of our most powerful memories are re-lived through music which is why it is so vital to film-making," says Beki Mari. "Music inspires movement both externally and internally and in this piece, surrounded by some of the worlds greatest sculptures, we project ourselves through this combination of movement and song in order to dream through the romance, ending in the slow stillness of silence."For me, the fascination of creating films is this ability to conceive or birth a kind of visual language which is understood uniquely, each time it is played."
Rob Ulitski - 5th Apr 2022