After helming one of last year’s best films with The Fits, Anna Rose Holmer is continuing to flex her directing muscles. We recently saw her Moonlight-inspired short film and now she’s back with a new music video for James Blake‘s “My Willing Heart,” which he co-wrote with Frank Ocean, and starring a very pregnant Natalie Portman.
The black and white video for the song from last year’s The Colour in Anything is another visually striking work from Holmer as we witness Portman — who was “just days” away from giving birth to her daughter when the video was shot in Los Angeles — in a bedroom and then taking an underwater dive. The moody, evocative piece has us hoping this isn’t the last time The Fits director collaborates with the actress.
Check it out below, with a hat tip to Pitchfork, and if one wants to see more of Portman, Song to Song is now in theaters, while Alex Garland’s Annihilation and Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan will likely premiere later this year.
Welcome, one and all, to the newest episode of The Film Stage Roundtable, a spin-off podcast from the madmen who bring you The Film Stage Show. On this show, we discuss two theatrical-minded topics: our thoughts on food in movie theaters and assigned seating. Give a listen, and then share your thoughts on Twitter and Facebook. Let us know […]
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