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 »
Jon Thor Birgisson
An Albanian family is torn apart by a murder, resulting in a blood feud that makes eldest son Nik a prime target and forces his sister, eldest daughter Rudina, to leave school in order to take over the family business.
Jonsi awakens to a trashed house in the wake of his New Year's Eve party. He avoids cleaning up and instead plays songs that reflect the night before, the bittersweetness of new year, and the melancholy of one gone by.
If you don't "get" Sigur Rós' music you might want to steer clear of this one, the rating I gave it reflects this, it would be much lower if you don't care for their style. There are some great, gritty visuals and the music is well played but it is very impressionistic, to the point of being fragmentary. I would recommend there film Heima for a better look at the band, with many of the same songs.
This is the 'film noir' of rock music documentaries.
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