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27 February 2020


by Andrew MacGregor

Lilla Vargen: “Cold” - 3 mins 09s

Director Lochlainn McKenna aka Locky offers a suitably unnerving yet tasteful depiction of an abusive relationship in this Lilla Vargen promo. Shot in and around a remote cabin, the sense of claustrophobia is tangible as the female lead (Jordanne Jones) endures unwanted physical contact and cold-eyed looks from her boyfriend.

The gloomy atmosphere is compounded by DP Narayan Van Maele’s colour-sapped visuals, which still highlight the beauty of the surrounding hills and woodland. The track’s overall message, however, is one of resolution, with Vargen calling out different forms of psychological abuse (“And when you’re wrong/Half my mind tells me it’s my fault”) in a bid to defeat them.

Film Production: Kode Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Locky Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Charlotte Somers
Executive Producer: Nathan Killham
1st AD: Drew Maitland
Cinematographer: Narayan van Maele
Wardrobe: Zoe Redmond
Make-Up: Niamh Macken
Actor: Jordanne Jones

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