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Filmmaker Tatia Pilieva has created a remarkable short film to accompany U2’s new single ‘You’re The Best Thing About Me’.

A short documentary about love and separation featuring a newlywed military couple, high school sweethearts, a Syrian refugee family in Greece and a young couple from Mexico City. The film follows each couple for the final 24 hours they are together before one partner has to leave.

‘It’s a love song,’ explains Pilieva, of ‘You’re The Best Thing About Me’. ‘What’s interesting is not the bringing people together; it’s the separation.’

Born in the Republic of Georgia, Pilieva immigrated to New York City as a teenager and studied film at the American Film Institute. Her 2014 film First Kiss – when she invited 20 strangers to smooch for the first time on camera—became a viral hit (123 million views and counting) and won a Gold Lion at Cannes.

‘The key for me is that when these people are saying goodbye, they are still very much in love,’ she said. ‘I didn’t want to film a bunch of breakups. I didn’t want to put that into the world. I wanted to put out something positive. Yes, it’s positively heartbreaking, but there’s love all over it.

Music video by U2 performing You’re The Best Thing About Me. (C) 2017 Universal Music Operations Limited

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