Watch: Ben Wheatley, Yorgos Lanthimos, and Richard Ayoade Direct Shorts for Radiohead

     July 1, 2016


Radiohead’s new record, A Moon-Shaped Pool, may be their best since their landmark Kid A, at the very least on par with their exquisite In Rainbows from 2007. And as its been before, the music videos that have followed the record have been works of art on their own merits. This begins with the fantastic stop-motion animated video for “Burn The Witch,” which spun a parody out of the British-horror classic The Wicker Man, and went on with P.T. Anderson‘s stunning video for “Daydreaming,” in which singer/songwriter/guitarist Thom Yorke found himself unable to escape the different worlds he continues to wander and trip through, until he ends up in a barren ice cave.


Image via Radiohead/Chris Hopewell

Following those two excellent works, Radiohead have been offering small “vignettes” for other tracks on A Moon-Shaped Pool, which have been directed by similarly high-profile names. The short videos have been posted on Radiohead’s Instagram and you can find them posted below, beginning with the most recent one, Ben Wheatley‘s clip for album highlight “Ful Stop,” which features what looks like a levitating, traveling corpse. As you may know, Wheatley recently directed the fascinating yet facile High-Rise, a mid-range J.G. Ballard adaptation, and is wrapping up production on Free Fire, his star-studded crime-world shakedown action film, led by Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, and Brie Larson.

Another standout from the record, “Identikit,” got a clip that not only stars the great French actor Denis Levant, best known from Leo Carax‘s delightfully unhinged Holy Motors and Claire Denis‘ near-perfect Beau Travail, but is also helmed by the Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, known for the new-classic Dogtooth, Alps, and The Lobster, his first English-language picture. You can find that one, as well as one put together by Submarine and The Double director (and The IT Crowd star) Richard Ayoade, right below.

Here’s “Ful Stop” by Ben Wheatey:

This week’s Friday vignette is Ful Stop directed by Ben Wheatley.

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Here’s “Identikit” by Yorgos Lanthimos:

  Next up in our series of vignettes is Identikit by Yorgos Lanthimos.   A video posted by Radiohead (@radiohead) on


Here’s “Tinker Tailer Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man” by Richard Ayoade:

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