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Adele’s ‘Hello’ Video is the First-Ever to be Shot with IMAX Cameras

Xavier Dolan directs the stunning video.

Last week saw the premiere of the music video for Adele’s “Hello,” the first track from her eagerly anticipated forthcoming album 25. Directed by Cannes-winning Canadian director Xavier Dolan with production company Believe Media, “Hello” is a short film whose lush visual style and powerful performances – with Tristan Wilds of The Wire playing Adele’s lover – match the song’s cinematic emotional scope. Part of the film was shot on IMAX, the first music video ever to use that format.

“It was a privilege to direct the music video for Adele’s beautiful, heartbreaking song ‘Hello’. When I first heard it, all the images appeared clearly in my head – and her trust and generosity allowed me to work with abandon artistically and emotionally, like she always does. It made me extremely proud,” said Dolan.

The black-and-white “Hello” video alternates past and present; Adele in the present reflecting on a relationship, and the viewer seeing those remembered scenes from her perspective.

Watch it below.