The ethereal sounds of Icelandic post-rock band SIGUR ROS have been heard in over ten films since the early millenium, so it seems a natural progression for the band to release their own film.
On November 20th, Sigur Ros will release a film entitled Heima, which documents the band's tour around Iceland during the summer of 2006. During this tour, Sigur Ros performed free shows at two big open-air shows, five smaller shows, as well as a protest concert. The documentary, which translates to "Home," also captures footage of an intimate acoustic concert played at a coffee shop in Borg, a small town in Iceland.
TRAILER of HEIMA:
Since the late '90s, Sigur Ros has been making divine and moving music, recording four studio albums, the latest album being 2005's Takk... Their music has filled the soundtracks of films such as Children of Men, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and, perhaps most famously, Vanilla Sky, which featured three of the band's songs.
Directed by Canadian director Dean DeBlois (whose credits include Disney's Lilo & Stitch and Mulan), Heima first premiered at the Reykjavik International Film Festival in September 2007. The DVD will feature two DVDs. The first one containing the documentary, and the second containing full-length versions of all the songs featured in the film.
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I'm so looking forward to the release. Anyone in Vancouver up for a Sigur Ros viewing party? We can all wear our sweaters and eat dried fish and beets.