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FDJ
"In A few Seconds"
45s
19 Jan 2022
This beautifully judged commercial for the French national lottery puts us inside the head of a young woman who is about to change the lives of her extended family. As director Katia Lewkowicz's camera roves across the gathering in, what seems to be, a single shot, she coaxes a very measured performance from her main actress.

Boyle Sports
"Football"
30s
19 Jan 2022
Rhythm drives this kinetic ad for Boyle Sports online betting site, right on time for fans to return to stadiums as Covid restrictions come to a close. Familiar claps from football chants form a compelling soundtrack to the piece, as people pull on team shirts, turn on the telly, and dust off the BBQ for some game day fun.

Lindex
"Invisible Support"
87s
19 Jan 2022
A series of women address their bras in this interesting ad for Swedish clothing retailers Lindex. Whatever particular style of boob holder they prefer, each has some needs in common: comfort, support, and closeness through it all. The ad has a pleasingly diverse cast, with women of all ages, different races, and various body types represented among them.

Policy Expert
"Just Like You"
30s
16 Jan 2022
Relatable guy Darren stars in this amusing commercial for Policy Expert, which alerts viewers to the brand's purportedly cheap home insurance offers. The lead actor here turns in a great performance as he messes around with power tools, hangs out in the loft, and chucks his socks around like a pro basketball player. A final cheeky scene with a hose seals the ad's humorous appeal.

Nike
"Emma Radacanu"
20s
18 Jan 2022
It seems everyone has a bout of Piers Morgan at least once in their life, though some have it worse than others. Emma Raducanu’s turn came last summer when she retired from her fourth-round match at Wimbledon due to breathing difficulties—"toughen up" was Morgan’s response.

Short Films
"The Fear"
5 mins 06s
18 Jan 2022
Fear is made flesh in Stevie Russell's tricksy short film, as a hooded monster (Manus Halligan) feeds on people's anxiety. Thanks to Halligan's grimy performance and some gnarly prosthetics, the physical manifestation of fear feels like an insurmountable adversary... for a while, at least.

Halifax
"It's a People Thing"
90s
16 Jan 2022
Halifax attempt to appeal to customers of all stripes with this curious commercial. The trip through a typical city street is nicely executed, with Oasis's 'Stand By Me' providing a personable soundtrack as the camera swoops through windows to look in on different lives. Some of the 'things' mentioned are a bit odd given the mostly heartwarming context, with a failed attempt to conceive standing out from the rest.

Enfamil
"Premature Babies"
60s
18 Jan 2022
It may be early for a Super Bowl ad to drop, but that's precisely the point of this commercial for baby formula Enfamil. The brand emphasise the vital support they provide for another section of the population who arrived before they were due: premature babies. It's a neat conceit, backed up by the inclusion of babies who were meant to be born on Super Bowl Sunday but came into the world several weeks early.

MindFood
"Bud"
3 mins 26s
19 Jan 2022
City living can be stressful even when it hasn't been preceded by two years of isolation, and London charity MindFood is attempting to lend a helping hand. This charming film from Claire Norowzian draws attention to the organisation's work in intriguing fashion, as a depressed guy is brought into the light by his neglected houseplant.

Moneybox
"Carla"
30s
19 Jan 2022
Behind every good investor is a great cat. Or one that demands a comfortable lifestyle, at least. That's the gist of this Moneybox commercial, which stars Persian cat Wayne and his human-turned-"financial lioness" owner, Carla. Given how long people have spent with their pets since March 2020, this business partnership oddly makes sense.

Erste
"In Our Hands"
90s
19 Jan 2022
Need one more moody version of 'What a Wonderful World' in your life? Then Austria's Esrte Bank have got you covered. Like Olio before them, the brand use Louis Armstrong's 1967 song in a film about climate change... yet this one has a craftier aesthetic. Directors Dorian & Daniel's camera glides around a room filled with models of a world in turmoil.

Yu Su
"Melaleuca"
5 mins 35s
19 Jan 2022
There's a really lovely retro vibe to this promo for Yu Su's 'Melaleuca'. Not to be confused with the suspect 'wellness company', the track takes its name from the Latin classification of tea-tree oil, and accordingly provides refreshing beats to accompany director Jordan Minkoff and animator Lee McClure's enthralling film.

HP
"Printing Trees"
60s
18 Jan 2022
While the past decade has made the disclaimer 'do you need to print this email?' feel more rote than revolutionary in environmental terms, HP reckon they're bucking the trend with this excellent ad. The tech giant hit back against the green anti-printing movement by claiming to plant forests in response to paper usage, assuring users that they're not wasting resources by using the brand's products.

CalFlowers
"Self Care"
60s
18 Jan 2022
This entertaining commercial from CalFlowers satirises the 'self-care' industry to great effect, following a woman as she tries all the requisite methods to de-stress. Eyebrow-ripping face masks, tooth-staining smoothies, and back-breaking yoga are comprehensively covered, providing amusing proof that some of us simply aren't cut out for so-called 'wellness'.

GHD
"Trend Reveal"
37s
18 Jan 2022
This edgy commercial for GHD takes a style-focused look at the brand's latest bit of hardware. Director Harleymoon Kemp captures beauty with buckets of attitude, as models strut their stuff in an array of sheer outfits and highly-stylised make-up looks. The film is a testament to making the most of a simple concept, as its success is all in the execution.

Seize the Night & Day
"Time is a Construct"
30s
18 Jan 2022
Jennifer Aniston fronts this ad for pharmaceutical company Idorsia's new campaign drawing awareness to insomnia. 'Seize the Night & Day' attempts to provide education around a condition which is often dismissed with vague comments about diet and exercise, suggesting that while these are important factors in getting a good night's sleep, sometimes extra assistance is needed.

Zaxby's
"Guy on a Buffalo Wing"
2 mins 20s
18 Jan 2022
Fast food chain Zaxby’s are proud of their Buffalo chicken wings. So much so that they let a bloke ride one in this musical ad, which plonks viewers into those classic American woods populated by anthropomorphic critters and tree stumps chock-full of food.

Renault Clio
"Hybrid"
45s
18 Jan 2022
Renault take a trip through time in this ad celebrating the history of their Clio model. 'Video Killed the Radio Star' offers a peppy soundtrack to the mixed-media action, as a couple drive the advertised vehicle through the decades until finally reaching the present day with the latest hybrid technology. Inspector Gadget even shows up... for some reason.

Emirates
"Dubai Expo"
60s
18 Jan 2022
Emirates revisit their viral stunt to draw attention to the Dubai Expo, an event which invites companies from around the world to show off what innovations in tech, art, and culture they have to offer. A dizzying behind-the-scenes video shows what it took for Nicole Smith-Ludvik to return to her post atop Burj Khalifa, this time backed by a brightly-painted plane from the advertised airline.

M83
"My Tears Are Becoming A Sea"
3 mins 44s
17 Jan 2022
M83's 'My Tears Are Becoming A Sea' receives a promo depicting a dicey journey courtesy of directors Sacha Barbin and Ryan Doubiago. Never knowingly understated, the French electronic group's latest noise epic says "the stars and planets are calling me/A billion years away from you"—which sounds like a NASA technician's attempt at poetry.

Ocado
"Bringing Great Value to the Table"
30s
18 Jan 2022
A giant table serves as the centrepiece of this cheery ad for Ocado, as it rolls through a neighbourhood to draw attention to the online supermarket's offers. Lovely moments of comedy add to the upbeat vibe here, with a bemused cat and interrupted child's birthday party providing particularly effective laughs.

Walkers
"Love Crisps"
30s
17 Jan 2022
Where would advertisers be without Madness? The band's version of 'It Must Be Love' has been used in more commercials than DAVID's had packets of crisps, with, erm, Walkers the latest to use the 1981 track. Perhaps brands fear a visit from Suggs and his gang if they dare to use another song (or Labi Siffre's 1972 original).

TSB
"Savings That Sneak Up on You"
30s
18 Jan 2022
David Schwimmer returns for TSB in this new commercial which draws attention to the bank's 'Save the Pennies' service. Explanation of the details is left to supers, but then one doesn't hire one of the most recognisable faces in telly for his financial know-how.

Samsung
"The Marketplace"
60s
18 Jan 2022
Video game weapons range from the modest (Shovel Knight's shovel) to the monstrous (the Doom Slayer's BFG, or Big Fucking Gun), so it pays to shop around like the woman in this Samsung commercial. Despite the stallholders' best efforts, she's unimpressed by 8-bit swords and shields… and a shady-looking rabbit knows it.

Short Films
"Quarter Life Poetry: Emailing the Boss"
2 mins 33s
18 Jan 2022
The uniquely modern agony of email composition takes centre stage in this entertaining short film. A great central performance anchors the piece, as a woman sits in a darkened office trying to finish her last message of the day to her boss. Of course, it's never as simple as just bashing out a few sentences.

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