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Written by Luke Bather - 21 Nov 2016

A hooded figure stalks the halls, beneath the watchful gaze of others in Emmanuel Adjei's haunting clip for Sevdaliza.

A simple, yet intense scenario unfolds here - co-devised by the artist and the director – which scratches at a human desire to stare and to be stared at. And has a brave and beautiful visual twist. 

Adjei invites us to follow a cloaked ghostlike figure gliding through the hallways of a mansion. But once the figure reaches a large open space, populated by men watching from a balcony above, the true form of the figure is revealed.

Excellent costume and visual effects give this a seductive and mythological feel. Watching it feels voyeuristic, invasive even. But you can't tear yourself away.

Credits

DirectorEmmanuel Adjei
ProducerLinda Schager
ProducerFelicity Van Stroe
Production CompanyVigics
1st ADPaul Zomerhuis
Director of PhotographyPaul Özgür
Focus PullerRob Van Dam
2nd ACJeroen Zwart
GafferKoen Van Bergen
Art DirectorJan Jasper Van Oord
WardrobeLida Zantop
Make-upAlina Stefan
EditorEmmanuel Adjei
EditorMarleen Ozgur
ColouristJoppo @ De Grot
VFXThe Compound / Entity Custom Works
Director's RepresentationCOMPULSORY

Written by Luke Bather - 21 Nov 2016

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