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Sigur Rós: INNI
Inni is a live motion picture and album by Icelandic band Sigur Rós released in 2011.The concert footage was directed by Vincent Morisset and filmed at the Alexandra Palace in 2008. It was released on 7 November 2011 on various formats, including vinyl, DVD, Blu-ray and CD. Theatrical versions are also being shown around the world from late 2011.
The songs played within are Ný batterí, Svefn-g-englar, Fljótavík, Inní mér syngur vitleysingur, Sæglópur, Festival, E-Bow, Popplagið and Lúppulagið. The bonus material contains All Allright, Glósóli, Hafsól and Við spilum endalaust.
Having first heard and loved Hoppípolla through the BBC Planet Earth advertisements in 2006, I was late to the Sigur Rós party, as I think were the majority of British fans.
In many ways, Sigur Rós defined my university years as I gradually discovered their actual albums rather than just the advert music that the Beeb picked out.
Their latest concert film “Inni” really does define Sigur Rós to me – quirky yet it draws you in. I think out of the 75 minute runtime you see the audience at Alexandre Palace for about 2 of them. Odd for a “concert” film, especially when the effects applied make it look as though the audience has been literally cut out, but…
I went seeing the movie thinking that it's a documentary film, but it's a live motion picture. Very artsy and swept you like their songs, with black and white film.
Unconventional filming styles make for lovely visuals to compliment the obviously fantastic music.
Absolutely love Sigur Ros, and lots of this video is similar to the concert that I saw of them in late 2012. I'm not sure how I feel about the visuals in this film, however, after a while you get lost in it and it feels like a bit of treat!
More than a concert film
INNI doesn't touch Heima but it's still eerily beautiful.
Originally posted at:
Reviewing a concert film can offer a challenge. There are ways of classifying them as “not necessarily music” or “not really a movie” but in joining the two they’re essentially bringing together two great mediums of art. Unlike any other band that I can think of, the music of Sigur Rós is more cinematic than anything I can recall hearing. It’s why their music has been used in climaxes of movies like 127 Hours or The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
Directed by Vincent Morisset, Inni showcases the work of Icelandic band Sigur Rós. Over the films duration the group plays nine songs and in between pieces, the audience is often given behind the scenes videos…
[My Willamette Week review]
Sigur Ros are one of the few bands to understand that to make a concert film means approaching it cinematically first. To that end, their second such live document features footage of the Icelandic group performing their anthemic rock that has been distressed into hazy black and white visions. Images of the band smear across the screen as if viewing the show through a skein of tears or are pixelated into a hallucinatory miasma. It matches up beautifully with the dreamlike quality of the band's music. Unfortunately, the quartet, or director Vincet Morisset, made the decision to snap viewers out of their fugue state by cutting in brash videotaped footage of the band members early in…
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