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Heima (2007)

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In the summer of 2006, Sigur Rós returned home to play a series of free, unannounced concerts for the people of Iceland. This film documents their already legendary tour with intimate ... See full summary »

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In the summer of 2006, Sigur Rós returned home to play a series of free, unannounced concerts for the people of Iceland. This film documents their already legendary tour with intimate reflections from the band and a handful of new acoustic performances. Written by anonymous

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Heima. A tribute to the people and places that make up 'home.'

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Jon Thor Birgisson: I think Kjarri's grandmother, she went to the concert and thought it was really loud, and then heard it was on TV, too. Like, "It was on the TV! Let's go home! If it's on TV, let's go home and watch it on TV." Then it was the end of the last song and these crazy backdrops and stuff, like really intense. Then she thought something was wrong with her TV and shut it off. I think it's nice.
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An incredible musical journey.
17 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In the summer of 2006 (although you'd never know being in Iceland!) local heroes Sigur Ros returned to their 'Heima' or homeland to put on a series of free and unusual shows. Firstly they wanted to give a gift to the people of Iceland, it seems that very little ever happens in this barren land, and secondly they wanted to take the music back to where it originated. If you have ever heard a Sigur Ros album you will know it's a beautiful, sweeping, moving and often a sparse affair much like the land it came from. It is at times harsh, cold and jarring like the countryside and its elements but at other times it is warm, different and special like the country and its people. With varying crew sizes they play a series of gigs from an abandoned hillside cottage to a dam protest site, a volcanic ash plain and haunting disused fishing factory to name but a few and ending in the most attended show in the country's capital Reykjavik. Peppered with interviews from the bands main and secondary members the film isn't just a live showcase and at times has some startling natural and artistic visuals to accompany the incredible music. Whether you are a fan of the band or just looking to see a great music film you can't go far wrong with this movie it is an audiovisual experience unrivalled in its approach to the band and their roots. I always said that Sigur Ros' music should soundtrack a film and now it does their own.


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