Video: Chikita Violenta - "Roni"

Pablo Davila helms Chikita Violenta’s glowing and creepy new video “Roni”, the latest single off their album TRE3S. The video starts with a sort of horrific setting in the woods of Desierto de Los Leones, where the band is ready to shoot their video. There’s plenty of sunlight, but it gets cloudy right away with the appearance of an aggressive old dude who demands to see a film-shooting permit. The guys try to get away with it justifying it’s for academic-purposes (we’ve all been there), but he is of course, not buying it. The clip goes on to unexpected turns, exploiting much of its platforms with plenty of genius. Half of the footage has the Harmony Korine docu-drama motifs, while the other half, is like a visceral (and splendidly shot) sequence of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall His Past Lives. It's gorgeous inside out, with a great commentary of the monstrous fear towards the camera, and the unpredictability of its subjects. Bravo.