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15 November 2018

Movement

by Syd Briscoe


Hozier: “Movement” - 3 mins 56s

Hozier goes back to his roots in this cryptic film for latest single 'Movement'. After an extended hiatus spent focusing on various political causes in his native Ireland (and eating porridge), the one man folk revolution is back with more of the darkly romantic music his fans crave.

The accompanying promo is beautifully shot by directing team Us - and once again stars artistic collaborator and 'bad boy of ballet' Sergei Polunin, who was also the focus of David LaChapelle's minimalist, viral accompaniment to 'Take Me To Church'.

This time, Polunin goes to war with three versions of himself, physically expressing internal conflict through fluid, emotive choreography. The setting of urban decay and judicious lighting only heighten the turmoil, as does the intriguingly ambiguous ending. Watch this space for a potential sequel.


Film Production: Academy Films Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Us Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Tabetha Glass-Jackman
Executive Producer: Leah Joyce / Sheira Rees-Davies
Cinematographer: Sebastian WinterÝ
Choreography: Sergei Polunin
Post Production: The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ
VFX: James Mac / Amit Kambli
Colourist: James Bamford
Performance: Sergei Polunin

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