In the Air Tonight

Andrew Norman Wilson

IndieLisboa 2021 •

USA, Experimental, 2020, 17′

In the Air Tonight is, according to Phil Collins, a song about divorce. But for years, there’s been an urban myth that imagines it as something very different. This legend is re-imagined with a dreamlike narration that transforms – with a wink – the song’s experience.

Andrew Norman Wilson, the film’s director, recalls a moment in his life: he is on the highway and the driver next to him is mumbling the words of the same song he is listening to in his car. That song is In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins. Inspired by the cosmic event of joint synchronicity in this fleeting moment, Andrew Norman Wilson creates an origin story, a "genesis" if you will, for the breakout hit that propelled Phil Collins into solo stardom. (Rui Mendes)