Sigur Ros - Valtari Film Experiment 18

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This film was last shown on 9 December 2012

Featuring music by Sigur Rós, and directors including Alma Har’el, Andrea Arnold, Floria Sigismondi, John Cameron Mitchell, Ramin Bahrani, and many more.

Join Sigur Rós fans from around the world for a unique programme of short films.

The weekend of December 7 – 9, a “Valtari film experiment” programme collects at least 17 commissioned “official” and fan-created short films created to coincide with the album Valtari. The programme will screen on all seven continents (yes, including Antarctica). Venues will include cinemas, cinema-like spaces, rock clubs, hardware stores, hairdresser salons, and beyond.

Upon the release of their album Valtari, Sigur Rós gave a dozen filmmakers the same modest budget and asked them to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to songs from the album. The idea was to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people utmost creative freedom. Among the filmmakers are Alma Har’el, Andrea Arnold, John Cameron Mitchell, Ramin Bahrani and Floria Sigismondi. At the same time, the band invited fans to contribute their own personal creations.

At screenings the weekend of December 7 - 9, fans will receive a secret url and a password for that url, where they can enter to win a Valtari prize package.


Alma Har’el, Andrea Arnold, Floria Sigismondi, John Cameron Mitchell, Ramin Bahrani et al.
85 mins


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