Thom Yorke

Along with his new self-described “dystopian” solo album ANIMAThom Yorke has released a companion one-reeler of the same name, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Watch it on Netflix.

Shot in Prague and Les Baux-de-Provence, the short film follows Yorke dozing off while riding an underground train. When he finds himself unable to exit the station, he leaps across the turnstile and lands into a surreal world where he dances with a small army of people. The film is set to three Anima songs: “Not the News,” “Traffic,” and “Dawn Chorus.”

ANIMA is choreographed by Damien Jalet, who helmed the choreo in Luca Guadagnino’s 2018 Suspiria adaptation (scored by Yorke). It features actress Dajana Roncione (Yorke’s current girlfriend), as well as the Swedish GöteborgsOperans dance company.