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inni

by Sigur Rós

please be advised – strobe lighting and flashing images are used during sigur rós’ live performance footage

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“dreamlike haze of throbbing black and white . . . eccentric . . . shimmering . . . piquant . . . a burnished collision of the specific and the abstract . . .”
– Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

“haunting, emotion-drenched . . . soul-stirring fusion of joy and heartache . . . usher[s] the listener into a state of near-celestial rapture.”
– Justin Chang, Variety (gathered from two articles)

“something stunning . . . one of the most engrossing concert films in recent memory. . . ”
– Guy Dixon, The Globe and Mail

“German Expressionism on acid… some sort of lost artefact… straight out of [A] Midsummer Night’s Dream… succeeds fully.”
– Todd Brown, Twitchfilm

“Spellbinding.”
– T’Cha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazette

“The ghost-like, ethereal quality of the visuals mixed with the otherworldly sounds can captivate in their intensity as well as carry you to another plane of existence. Let the music wash over you, enjoy the religious experience on screen, and convert all your friends into lovers of uniquely original music.”
– Jared Mobarak, The Film Stage

“Darkly beautiful.”
– Cyn Collins, City Pages

“the band become ghostly apparitions . . . the footage suggests it was filmed in a vast cave or on the Moon . . . an abstract living painting – which looks beautiful on a big screen.”
– Andrew Eaton-Lewis, The Scotsman

Inni is Sigur Rós’ second live film following 2007’s hugely-celebrated Heima. Whereas that film positioned the enigmatic group in the context of their Icelandic homeland, providing geographical, social, and historical perspectives on their otherworldly music, with uplifting results, Inni focusses purely on the band’s performance, which is artfully and intimately captured by French-Canadian director Vincent Morisset (Arcade Fire’s Miroir Noir). Interweaving archive material from the band’s first ten years with the sometimes gossamer light, sometimes punishingly intense, concert footage, Inni is a persuasive account of one of the most celebrated and influential rock bands of recent years.

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Inni premiered in the Venice Days section of the Venice Film Festival, and has gone on to screen in hundreds of movie theaters around the world.