Fucking Down by Amanda Lago | Music Video

The latest music video of Amanda Lago, made for FATAL TIGER, explores the struggle we face in accepting ourselves by portraying and engaging with the most extreme aspects of our personality.

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Fucking Down is latest music video directed by Spanish filmmaker Amanda Lago for musician Fatal Tiger. The video explores the struggle we face in accepting ourselves by portraying and engaging with the most extreme aspects of our personality.

Fucking Down by Amanda Lago | Music Video

Synopsis

Set in a futuristic dystopian era with a strong retro aesthetic, Fucking Down presents us with several women of different ages surrounding the singer in a somber hotel room. Though similar in appearance, each reflects a unique trait spanning across the whole spectrum of human emotions. From playful and kind to brutal and fierce, the singer finds herself at their complete mercy with almost no control over their actions.

Fucking Down by Amanda Lago | Music Video

A carefully constructed and purposefully repetitive choreography illustrates this scenario, with each cycle featuring slightly different movements – some more exaggerated and violent and some more restrained and controlled. This reiteration gives the protagonist the chance to react differently each time and learn more about herself, leading her to predict patterns in her own behaviour and gradually accept herself.

Fucking Down by Amanda Lago | Music Video

Commenting on the production, director Amanda Lago states: “I wanted to recreate a chaotic environment, in which emotions and feelings are presented through an almost delirious dance. We live in an era in which we obsess over how others perceive us. This has led us to meticulously curate the way we present ourselves to the world, setting highly unrealistic expectations while still trying to come across as authentic. Fucking Down is an interpretation of how this dynamic affects us, expressed through a visual orgy of senses in what becomes an ongoing and vicious journey in understanding and accepting ourselves”.

Fucking Down is the second production directed by Lago in collaboration with Fatal Tiger.

Lago’s previous works have won awards internationally, including Best Song Soundie 2017, and have been been selected across several international film festivals, including Berlin Fashion Film Festival, Fashion Film Festival Milano, LA Fashion Film Festival and Video Art and Experimental Film Festival in New York.

Credits

Director: Amanda Lago (@journal_d_usine)
Artist: Fatal Tiger (@_fatal_tiger)
Executive Production: Paula Garcia & Patricia Sagues
DoP: Laurent Poulain (@laurentpoulaindp)

Operators: Laurent Poulain & Alberto de Miguel
First Camera Assistant: Andy Pulido
Second Camera Assistant: Jose Augusto Navarro Chiroque
Gaffer: Patxi Gonzalez
Best Boy: Hugo Vieira

Colorist: Fran Condor (@fran_condor
Art Director: Isis de Coura (@isisdecoura)
Art Assistants: Sonia Rubio & Eva Ruzickova

Stylist: Francesca Rinciari (@francescarinciari)
Hair & Make-Up: Mario Rubio (@mariorubiio)
Hair & Make-Up Assistant: Sandra Ramirez
Graphic Designer: Tara Rego (@tara_rego)
Music Producer: Baldo

Cast:

Maria Kaltembacher – Fear (@mariakaltembacher)
Antia Lousada – Happiness ( @antialousada)
Silvia Maya – Passion (@_silviamaya_)
Angeles Paez – Anger (@angeles.paez)
Deni Georgieva – Obedience (@deni_georgieva9)
Cachito Noguera – Protection (@cachitonoguera)
Claudia Placer – Curiosity (@claudia_placer)
Alexandra Hervas – Love (@alexandrahervas)

Courtesy of Niccolò Montanari – nico@niccolomontanari.com