Sigur Rós’s ambitious plan to make a film for every track on last year's ‘Valtari’ album drew to a close in December with one of the series’ most ambitious submissions from director Floria Sigismondi. The flyblown 10-min mini-epic features indie movie stars Elle Fanning and John Hawkes, as father and daughter, one of whom may be dead.
Watch the film here: http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/valtari/videos/solace-floria/
The sixteenth film in the series, it renews Sigur Ros's relationship with Sigismondi, who in 2003 won the European MTV video of year for the band's ‘Vaka', in which gas-masked school children played in the black snow of a nuclear winter.
On 18 February 2013, all 16 Valtari films are collected together on DVD, Blu-ray and Download as the ‘Valtari Film Experiment’. The release includes all 14 films commissioned by the band, alongside the two winning entries from a parallel public competition, plus three additional making-of features.
Varúð (Inga Birgisdóttir)
Valtari (Christian Larson)
Ég anda (Ragnar Kjartansson)
Ekki múkk (Nick Abrahams)
Varðeldur (Clare Langan)
Leaning Towards Solace (Floria Sigismondi) feat. Dauðalogn & Varúð
Seraph (Dash Shaw / John Cameron Mitchell) feat. Rembihnútur & Ekki múkk
Dauðalogn (Ruslan Fedotow)
Rembihnútur (Arni & Kinski)
Fjögur píanó (Alma Har'el)
Ég anda (Ramin Bahrani)
Varðeldur (Melika Bass)
Varúð (Bjorn Floki)
Dauðalogn (Henry J W Lee)
Fjögur píanó (Anafelle Liu, Dio Lau and Ken Ngan)
Varúð (Ryan McGinley)
Varðeldur - behind the scenes / making of... (Clare Langan)
Fjögur píanó - behind the scenes / making of... (Alma Har'el)
Varðeldur - behind the scenes / making of... (Melika Bass)