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Author(s): Neels Castillon
Video Release Date: April 12, 2020
Video Source: Vimeo

Parisian film director Neels Castillon combines music and movement with his customary fluidity of style and magnetic energy in F Major—a new track taken from virtuosic Polish pianist Hania Rani’s forthcoming album, Home.

“Listening to Hania’s music over and over, I began to dream of a single sequence shot that would follow her music floating in the wind of an unreal Icelandic landscape,” says Castillon, who asked each dancer (Mellina Boubetra, Janina Sarantšina, Fanny Sage) to interpret the music through movement. “We were very lucky to succeed in this insane artistic performance despite the great cold of minus seven Celsius, it was such a moment of truth.” 

With a trio of beguiling dancers moving against Iceland’s dramatic landscape, Castillon creates a sense of perpetual movement that mirrors Rani’s infinite sostenuto and meditative sequence of arpeggios.

Directed by Neels Castillon
Music by Hania Rani
Dancers — Mellina Boubetra, Janina Sarantšina, Fanny Sage

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