presented by the Film Society of Minneapolis / Saint Paul
“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)
“German Expressionism on acid… some sort of lost artefact… straight out of [A] Midsummer Night’s Dream… succeeds fully.”
- Todd Brown, Twitchfilm
- Cyn Collins, City Pages
Inni is Sigur Rós’s 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 persuasive account of one of the most celebrated and influential rock bands of recent years.
74 mins. Iceland / UK / Canada. Directed by Vincent Morisset.