Sean Durkin Directs Sharon Van Etten's 'Your Love Is Killing Me' Video
    • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014

    • Posted by: K. Hess

    Sharon Van Etten's Are We There is a darkly intense album that neither wallows nor broods, because every moment is an act of unadulterated feeling. And yet, Van Etten's aesthetic is such that the darkness of her work is not suffocating. The record's leading single, "Your Love Is Killing Me," is an emotionally violent account of love told with harrowing cogency. The kind of content not unlike director Sean Durkin's breakout film Martha Marcy May Marlene, in which an increasingly paranoid woman attempts to re-assimilate with her family after escaping an abusive cult. The video, starring Carla Juri—another rising star who cut her teeth on digestible darkness, in the highly acclaimed German film "Wetlands"—perfectly depicts Van Etten's brand of darkness, void of drama.

    In the video, an obviously troubled Juri leaves a bar and makes her way to meet her boyfriend. By the time she reaches him she's coated her sleeves in blood. The ending—I won't ruin it, Juri's performance is too beautiful to spoil—doesn't go where you think it will. The narrative's virtuosity is in the sharp left it takes, that drives it in the direction it was always going.

    Watch the gorgeously grim and clever video "Your Love Is Killing Me," below:

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