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Palace
'Nightmares and Ice Cream'
15 May 2024 4 mins 48s

All sorts of people use village halls: playgroups, badminton clubs, am-dram groups, et cetera. The twelve women in this Palace promo use it to, erm, cry. In a circle. With tea, coffee, and sandwiches at the side. Cults need to be fed and watered, you know.

One of the town criers, so to speak, is played by Joanna Scanlan, who broke down in tears after she won Bafta for leading actress in 2022. Here, she does it for a chance at salvation, as does everyone around her. The harder they sob, the more likely they are to have the light shine on them.

Nigh on every tear and bead of snot is captured by director Ruth Bellotti via judicious close-up. The tone may be tongue-in-cheek, but you also believe these women want to ascend ASAP. Do they really know what that entails though? Stay tuned to find out.

It complements a delicate, dreamy track preoccupied with escapes and reflection ("And then I said dive underneath this cold life/Oceans and boot strings in your eyes"). If you need a tissue, join the queue.

Product Category: Promos

Territory: UK



production
Somesuch
Director: Ruth Bellotti
Producer: Maëva Demurger
EP: Saskia Whinney
DOP: David Foulkes
Prod Design: Francesca Di Mottola
1st AD: Olly Ginelli

  Palace - 'Nightmares and Ice Cream'


Palace
'Nightmares and Ice Cream'
15 May 2024 4 mins 48s

All sorts of people use village halls: playgroups, badminton clubs, am-dram groups, et cetera. The twelve women in this Palace promo use it to, erm, cry. In a circle. With tea, coffee, and sandwiches at the side. Cults need to be fed and watered, you know.

One of the town criers, so to speak, is played by Joanna Scanlan, who broke down in tears after she won Bafta for leading actress in 2022. Here, she does it for a chance at salvation, as does everyone around her. The harder they sob, the more likely they are to have the light shine on them.

Nigh on every tear and bead of snot is captured by director Ruth Bellotti via judicious close-up. The tone may be tongue-in-cheek, but you also believe these women want to ascend ASAP. Do they really know what that entails though? Stay tuned to find out.

It complements a delicate, dreamy track preoccupied with escapes and reflection ("And then I said dive underneath this cold life/Oceans and boot strings in your eyes"). If you need a tissue, join the queue.

Product Category: Promos

Territory: UK



production
Somesuch
Director: Ruth Bellotti
Producer: Maëva Demurger
EP: Saskia Whinney
DOP: David Foulkes
Prod Design: Francesca Di Mottola
1st AD: Olly Ginelli

Palace 15 May 2024
'Nightmares and Ice Cream' 4 mins 48s

by Andrew MacGregor

All sorts of people use village halls: playgroups, badminton clubs, am-dram groups, et cetera. The twelve women in this Palace promo use it to, erm, cry. In a circle. With tea, coffee, and sandwiches at the side. Cults need to be fed and watered, you know.

One of the town criers, so to speak, is played by Joanna Scanlan, who broke down in tears after she won Bafta for leading actress in 2022. Here, she does it for a chance at salvation, as does everyone around her. The harder they sob, the more likely they are to have the light shine on them.

Nigh on every tear and bead of snot is captured by director Ruth Bellotti via judicious close-up. The tone may be tongue-in-cheek, but you also believe these women want to ascend ASAP. Do they really know what that entails though? Stay tuned to find out.

It complements a delicate, dreamy track preoccupied with escapes and reflection ("And then I said dive underneath this cold life/Oceans and boot strings in your eyes"). If you need a tissue, join the queue.

Product Category: Promos

Territory: UK



production
Somesuch
Director: Ruth Bellotti
Producer: Maëva Demurger
EP: Saskia Whinney
DOP: David Foulkes
Prod Design: Francesca Di Mottola
1st AD: Olly Ginelli