New Favorite: Adele’s “Hello” Video Directed by Xavier Dolan

When I learned that my favorite director directed one of my favorite singer’s latest music videos, I was extremely hopeful, but I never expected one of the best music videos ever filmed. Xavier Dolan has crafted for Adele’s latest single “Hello” a video masterpiece full of setting, movement, and emotion. The lovely sepia tone colors the nostalgia and angst one expects from a song by Adele, and it also helps emphasize the dust, leaves, and other fine elements in movement on the screen. Dolan’s camera choices in his work are always a highlight. I love the frame when Adele moves her head before opening her eyes and looking directly at the camera as the music starts.