Laura Marling 'The Valley' by Laura Marling

Laura Marling 'The Valley' by Laura Marling
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The final part of a trilogy of videos directed by Laura Marling for tracks for her new album Semper Femina, is another dance piece featuring the choreography of Alexandra Green.

The piece accompanying the hypnotic The Valley is also very much the flipside of the second part in the trilogy. Here the focus is on the woman on the beach, swathed in flowing blue robes - the object of desire for the tormented woman in the sunlit bedroom in the video for Next Time.

This time the action leading to their eventual reunion is extended through the choreography, and the editing, for maximum dramatic effect, which makes their final embrace all the more emotionally satisfying.

Suffice to say that having completed this beautiful piece of music - in fact the whole of Semper Femina is wonderful - Marling has now directed a compelling, conceptually rigourous trio of videos which shows she has a real talent as a visual as well as a musical artist.    

 

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Director
Laura Marling
Producer
Martha McGuirk
Production Company
PrettybirdPrettybird website
Executive Producer
Ted Thornton
Executive Producer
Juliette Larthe
Production Manager
Sorcha Bacon
1st AD
Bryony James
Director of Photography
Chloe Thomson
Focus Puller
Sean Mcdermott
2nd AC
Lydia Stott
Wardrobe
Michael Darlington
Hair
Jess Summer
Editor
Ellie Mcnaughton
Editing company
Work Editorial
Colourist
Oisín O'Driscoll
Grading company
The Mill
Cast
Marta Masiero
Cast
Johanna Adde Dahl
Commissioner
Andrew Law
Label
Kobalt Music
Casting director
Shakyra Dowling
3rd AD
Molly Vincent
Production Runners
Hayder Hoozeer and Pedro Takahashi
Grip
David Bradshaw
HMU Assist
Natalie Young
Unit Driver
Simon Gee
DIT
Josh Crooks
Special Thanks
Joceline Gabriel
Thanet Film Office
Sharon Kelley

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