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17 August 2020

You and Me

by Andrew MacGregor

The Magician: “You and Me” - 3 mins 35s

This colourful spin on love at first sight arrives courtesy of Belgian DJ The Magician and director Andrea Mae Perez, who renders downtown Tokyo in multiple dreamy hues. Amidst the hustle and bustle of Japan's capital city, a blind man and a sighted woman embark on an increasingly psychedelic first date together.

Perez's fetching visuals evoke the work of Pop artists David Hockney and Roy Lichtenstein, especially the latter's 1965 piece 'Sunrise'. The promo becomes pure escapism by the end, as the protagonists ascend above the clouds to enjoy a romantic, erm, unicorn ride. Suddenly a donkey ride on Blackpool beach feels like they're not trying hard enough.

Commissioner: Nicola Sheppard
Film Production: Academy Films Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Andrea Mae Perez
Producer: Ella Girardot
Executive Producer: Maurizio von Trapp

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