U2 - You’re The Best Thing About Me (A Film By Tatia Pilieva)

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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.

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

41 thoughts on “U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me (A Film By Tatia Pilieva)”

  1. This song inspires me. Still does. It gave me the courage to tell the girl that I had a crush on that I've been in love with her for over 13 years. Sadly though she didn't feel the same way. She was in love with someone else. Now, we haven't talked for over two months. I still see her from time to time but that just makes it so much harder. It's hard to say goodbye to someone that you don't want to say goodbye too. By far this is my favourite song off the album. It reminds me of the joy that each person must share in a relationship. If someone doesn't feel the same way then maybe she (or he in my case she) never belonged to you in the first place. (Sorry I ranted).

    P.S. Here's some advice: Never miss out on a love that you might regret you're self on it. The worst thing to look back at life is regret.

  2. who knows maybe the best official video of a u2 song since "all i want is you" ? great idea keep on making films from your u2 music like the "linear" film a few years ago , now we u2 fans we all want more quality video like this one . next single "get out of your own way" is for sure a good song for a five star short film just this one !. greetings from trento italy thank you u2 fans for reading my comment Peace upon all of you, your family and friends

  3. Hallo,

    I'm a very idol of your songs. I want to use song "I still haven't found what i'm looking for" in my movie. This music matches the background of this film.

    I would be very grateful, if you had could agree to my request.

    I regard you and I await for your answer.

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