Adria Petty’s Short Fashion Film ‘SOLO’ is a Sly Commentary on Intimacy

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Her third in a series of rather surrealist short fashion films, Adria Petty‘s alluring but thought-provoking ¬†SOLO, as the director herself puts it, shrewdly and artfully¬†comments on “the lack of intimacy in dating today.” Written by Anne Marie Mackay, it stars Angela Lindvall and Evangelo Bousis as a striking couple, gorgeously bedecked in Ferragamo and Cavalli (with styling by Erica Pelosini) – but unable to share any real emotional connection. Artist Tasya van Ree also makes an appearance.

 

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It’s actually an homage to the classic thriller The Thomas Crown Affair, the card game harking back to a famous scene in that film – only with strip poker replacing chess. Over a haunting soundtrack by Dhani Harrison, the female character (she calls herself SOLO) coldly recites, “solo, as in no partners, no friends, no entanglements – just the need to be the very best. I always win.”

In the context of our technologically alienating, hyper-image-managed modern world, they’re chilling words, surely.