Sigur Rós - INNI (Film Screening)

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With Meursault and Withered Hand

Past event
Monday 24 October 2011

The Queen's Hall

87-89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh EH8 9JG
United Kingdom
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Tel: +44-(0)131-668 3456

We are very happy to bring you this very special Edinburgh Screening of the new Sigur Rós film ‘INNI’. The screening will be followed with performances by Meursault and Withered Hand.

Inni is Sigur Rós’ second live film following 2007’s tour documentary Heima. Whereas that film positioned the group in the context of their Icelandic homeland, providing geographical, social and historical perspectives on their music, Inni focuses purely on the band’s performance, and stands as a stark counterpoint to Heima’s kaleidoscopic richness. Where Heima was lush and colorfully expansive, Inni is spare and near-monochromatic in its tunnel vision. Filmed in a manner that invites both intimacy and claustrophobia, Inni cocoons the viewer in a one-on-one relationship with the band, eschewing the audience for closeness, depicting how it feels for both band and fan to experience Sigur Rós live.

The film’s atmosphere is enhanced by Morisset’s re-filming of the original digital footage on 16mm, which was then re-filmed again, sometimes through prisms and other found objects, allowing Inni to look and feel like something recovered from the past. Interspersed with this is archival footage drawn from the band’s previous decade, dating back as far as 1998. This juxtaposition gives viewers the full scope of Sigur Rós’ origins, evolution, originality and influence.

The screening will begin at 7.30pm.

Ticket are on-sale at The Queen’s Hall Box Office here:
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