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Sigur Rós: Heima (2007)

In the summer of 2006, Sigur Rós returned home to play a series of free, unannounced concerts for the people of Iceland.

Director:

Dean DeBlois
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Cast

Credited cast:
Amiina Amiina ... Self
Hildur Arsaelsdottir Hildur Arsaelsdottir ... Self (as Hildur Ársealsdóttir)
Jon Thor Birgisson ... Self
Orri P. Dyrason ... Self
Georg Holm ... Self
María Huldmarkan María Huldmarkan ... Self
Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir ... Self
Kjartan Sveinsson Kjartan Sveinsson ... Self
Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir ... Self
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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.'

Genres:

Documentary | Music

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Live-action directorial debut of Dean DeBlois. See more »

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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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A stunning introduction to a band and their home-country
11 March 2008 | by Gareth_HackingSee all my reviews

Having attended a one-off screening at the Manchester Cornerhouse, I can safely say that this film is visually and sonically stunning. The documentary chronicles Sigur Ros' 2006 free tour of Iceland, with every song introducing you to a different corner and aspect of Iceland. Each filmed performance takes place in a different location, from abandoned villages to massive open air concerts. And what performances they are!

Interceded throughout are interviews with the band, their support string section - Amiina and in one memorable instance, a man who constructs musical instruments from rocks. They all come across as a thoroughly likable group who have a deep love for their home-country. This film serves as both a wonderful introduction to Sigur Ros and their music as well as a great advert for Iceland.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iceland

Language:

English | Icelandic

Release Date:

5 October 2007 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Iceland

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,229
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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