Sigur Rós are delighted to reveal the third film in their Mystery Film Experiment series, which sees a dozen film makers receive the same modest budget to create whatever comes into their heads when listening to songs from the band’s new US and UK top 10 album ‘Valtari’.
The third film sees acclaimed director Alma Har’el producing a film to accompany the track ‘Fjögur Píanó’. The stunning video stars Shia Labeouf, and features “a man and woman locked in a never-ending cycle of addiction and desire”. ‘Fjögur Píanó’ is Alma’s first project since winning ‘Best Documentary Feature’ at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival for her outstanding debut ‘Bombay Beach’.
Alma’s ‘Fjögur Píanó’ film follows films by Ragnar Kjartansson (for the track ‘Ég Anda’) and Inga Birgisdóttir (for ‘Varúd’) – both are also available to view at www.sigur-ros.co.uk
The idea behind the Mystery Film Experiment is to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people utmost creative freedom. Speaking about the project, bassist Georg Holm writes:
"I think we're really happy with the films we're getting back [for the Mystery Film Experiment series]. The first one [Ragnar Kjartansson] was kind of a complete 'huh?' moment, which was good because it was so different to what people might expect from Sigur Rós. Then Inga's film was just beautiful and much closer perhaps to the spirit of the music itself. And now Alma…