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Distant Memory

Chirolles Khalil


Chirolles Khalil tells the story of the trials and tribulations of a young couple starting on their life together, in the promo for Preditah featuring WSTRN. Presented as a series of day-in-the-life vignettes, the visual follows a couple as they move from the early days of bliss to the regularity of life as they settle down, and the obstacles to their future happiness - largely from the female perspective. Khalil presents this familiar situation with sensitivity, and makes it both engaging and thought-provoking. Olivia Lockhart and Aden Dzuda give standout performances as the couple who you would love to succeed, leading an excellent ensemble cast. DoP Fola Abatan uses a contrast of relaxed, steady camera movement and frenetic, blink-and-you'll-miss-it cutaways, to reinforce the emotions that play out on screen. Ultimately this is a universal story that has been impressively told.

Chirolles is originally from Egypt, raised in Milan and is now based in London. After studying at Central Saint Martins, he jumped head first into directing. Displaying a strong narrative style, Chirolles has already established himself as one of the best young talents in Music Videos.