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8 September 2020

Sad Day

by Andrew MacGregor

FKA twigs: “Sad Day” - 7 mins 34s

FKA twigs adds wushu (or Chinese martial arts) to her eclectic CV in this Hiro Murai-directed video for 'Sad Day'. Filmed in and around north London, the promo sees Twigs and her companion lock swords in a Chinese takeaway before leaping into the night la 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'. Or should that be 'Crouch End Tiger'?

In either case, Twigs once again proves herself a versatile performer, brandishing a traditional blade in balletic fashion. She and her opponent are well matched, culminating in an artful execution that evokes some of Hannibal Lecter's best work. Yet the prevailing mood is more heightened than violent, emphasising mystique over mayhem.

Creative Director: Michael Gregory
Film Production: Friend London Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Hiro Murai Ⓟ Ⓦ
Cinematographer: Larkin Seiple
Post Production: MPC Ⓟ Ⓦ
VFX: Toya Drechsler / Corinne Deorsay @ Mpc
Colourist: Ricky Gausis

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