Week seven and we've slowly worked our way into the 'D's' and the documentary category. This should at least be…
Sigur Rós: Heima
In the summer of 2006, Sigur Rós returned home to play a series of free, unannounced concerts for the people of Iceland...
A beautiful, lyrical documentary, Heima looks at the band Sigur Rós and their series of free concerts held across their native Iceland.
Featuring some of the most beautiful cinematography I've seen in ages, Heima is unlike any film I've seen before. Alternating between interviews with members of the band, concert footage, and images from across Iceland it is a film of juxtapositions. The images are on par with the stunning images seen in Planet Earth or Baraka. Accompanied by the hauntingly beautiful music of Sigur Rós Heima is more of an experience than a film.
I don't pretend to be an expert on the band, certainly I enjoy their music and own a few albums, but that's about it. I…
One of the most heartbreakingly beautiful music documentaries ever made, about the most heartbreakingly beautiful music ever made. Iceland never looked so stunning, and it finally has it's soundtrack.
Absolutely amazing. If you love Sigur Ros and the beautiful landscapes of Iceland I recommend this strongly because that's basically 90% of the content in this film. The rest are interviews (from the band members, family and some fans) which were actually quite interesting as well.
Heima is a very special experience for me, personally, since it was one of the first dates I had with my wife. We watched it on a big HD screen whilst a thunderstorm rolled over head and it added to the magical experience of this wonderful concert film. We both love Sigur Ros (that certainly helps), the jaw-dropping beauty of Iceland is on fine HD display and you get a real feel that the band love playing in their homeland more than anything. There's a real connection to the place that's evident on screen from all band members. If you're a fan of their music, it's a must-see. If you're not, see it for the beauty of Iceland.
If listening sightlessly to such pristine, ethereal music weren't already a transcendent experience, then accompanying it with beautiful images would probably make it so. The documentary interviews are thankfully very short, almost as spare as the music, which leaves plenty of time for footage of Sigur Rós concerts, Icelandic nature scenes, and other crazily random pretty things.
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One of the best music documentaries I've watched. Visuals are amazing. Music is wonderful. After watching it you just want to go to Iceland and feel the magic of that place, culture and music.
Only because I love Sigur Ros...
Part documentary, part concert film of Sigur Rós coming back to play gigs all over Iceland. The cinematography is beautiful, some of the imagery is very evocative and really makes you fell how that nature inspired the music. It does fall flat when they insert "home videos". I really can't rate this movie, since your enjoyment will rely heavily on how much you like Sigur Rós. It does make you want to to to Iceland.
If you ever have the opportunity to see Sigur Ros live.... DO IT. This documentary doesn't even come close to capturing the magic (and that's saying something, because this was really flipping great).
The only music based documentary worth watching, in my opinion.
This isn't another compilation of goofy outtakes from quirky band members attempting to be witty and interesting, cut with concert recordings; this is simply beautiful music accompanied by scenes from one of the worlds remotest gems. Very relaxing footage of this historic island and the perfect soundtrack to such calm lands. I hope to visit here some day.
Sigur Rós toured Iceland in 200, this beautiful looking and sounding documentary follows them. I hadn't even heard of Sigur Rós before I found this film on a list of Icelandic films Thorkell gave to me (thank you!) which proves that wonderful films can be found in the most unexpected places.
- The Great White Silence
- Into Eternity
- Lake of Fire
- Waking Sleeping Beauty
- Jiro Dreams of Sushi
- Man on Wire
- The Imposter
- The Cove
My favorite documentaries and some more
- Before Sunrise
- The Hobbit
- Berberian Sound Studio
I've decided to set myself the fun task of watched over 1000 films in one year. Not really an epic…