Daniel Wolfe Captures Dystopian Beauty in New Video for Paolo Nutini
Disturbing, Beautiful Images Suffuse Film for 'Iron Sky'
Aug 07, 2014
Daniel Wolfe recently made his leap to the silver screen directing the thriller "Catch Me Daddy," which debuted during this year's Cannes Film Festival, but the Somesuch director returns to his music video roots with this haunting short film for Scottish singer Paolo Nutini's new single "Iron Sky."
The eight-minute piece, set in a vaguely post-Soviet dystopia, is filled with striking contrasts: a smoking censer swaying along camouflage-clad legs; blooming, rippling liquids are cut together with people suffering through crushing headaches; three young men flinging themselves with abandon through an eerily empty basement disco. Each scene presents a striking photographic moment, thanks to the skillfull cinematography of Robbie Ryan, who also shot Mr. Wolfe's feature.
Critics have wondered at what the song is about (Scottish independence? Russian aggression against Ukraine?), but like all great worlds, Wolfe's is one where you can create your own meaning.