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11 September 2019

Can't Believe the Way We Flow

by Alice May

James Blake: “Can't Believe the Way We Flow” - 4 mins 43s

Frank Lebon directs this hypnotically frenetic video for James Blake's love song to partner Jameela Jamil. Featuring real-life couples (not necessarily romantically involved) in random moments - ranging from bondage sessions to hospital visits to shared cigarettes - it captures both the banal and the profound; and reminds us how broad a church love can be.

This ephemeral montage is beautifully edited by Lebon, too. Despite the diversity of the people and the situations he stitches together a myriad similar images of handholding and kissing, as if to demonstrate that underneath we all long for affection and contact.

Cinematographer: Molly Manning Walker ♀
Art Department: Jabez Bartlett
Wardrobe: Edie Ashley
Casting: Camilla Arthur

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