A Mysterious Short Film from ‘Lemonade’ Director, Kahlil Joseph

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The director behind Beyoncé’s Lemonade is back at it again with Music is My Mistress — a surreal, dream-like short film starring Jesse Williams and Tracie Ellis Ross. If Joseph’s style looks familiar, you may have glimpsed his aesthetic before with videos for acts like Flying Lotus, FKA Twigs, Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, and Shabazz Palaces. The latter’s work features in the short along with music from Kelsey Lu, who does double duty in the film as both a performer and actor.

The film is a collaboration with Annapurna Pictures, and with fashion house, Kenzo, who have worked with Joseph previously on a short for their SS14 season.

 

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