Thursday 13 December 2007

Heima - Sigur Ros on Film

This documentary follows the Icelandic band Sigur Ros as they tour Iceland, giving a series of free concerts, mostly in open air venues, including at a protest camp against a large dam in the middle of a huge area of upland wilderness (the dam has now been flooded and it's too late for the scenery and the habitats, sadly). Sigur Ros' haunting music is the perfect accompaniment to Iceland's stunning scenery and the film is mesmerising. There are also some surreal moments, some humour and introductions to other musicians (including someone who makes musical instruments from pieces of rock and 100 year old stalks of rhubarb!). This is probably not going to get a wide release, but if you get the chance to see it, it's definitely recommended!


Anonymous said...

I love Sigur Ros, so I'll definitely be checking this out!


Anonymous said...

We bought the DVD, it's a brilliant film isn't it, and Ilove their music.

Larry Kollar said...

I have a friend who really likes Sigur Ros, so I'll point this to him too.

Daro said...

and The beta band???