Thursday, April 3, 2008

Heima

I have just finished watching the most breathtaking music documentary that I have ever beheld. The experience is amazing and other-worldly. The music transports one to a mystical realm and the scenery is nothing short of marvelous. "Heima" is profoundly beautiful. The Icelandic band Sigur Rós, upon completing a world tour, returns home (Heima) to Iceland where they travel through their own country putting on a series of free concerts in small towns and in the most obscure and beautiful places on earth. It is an amazing experience to listen to and watch. I'm sure that there are plenty of people out in the world who would not appreciate this film, but there are countless others who would recognize within it the amalgamation of music, art, and nature in one enlightening experience. I must admit that with my next major trip I will certainly be considering heading to Iceland.
Furthermore, the members of the band appear to be some of the most down-to-earth musicians that I have ever seen. They have a connection to their country, people, and the landscape that is brilliant. Furthermore, one can see within the musicians the love and connection that they have to the music itself. Although I do not speak Icelandic and cannot understand the lyrics to the songs, I can truly feel the passion with which each member of the band plays and the emotion that is expressly seen through the lead singer. I've never seen a performer more engaged with his work than what is written on the face and actions of the lead singer. Simply put, I am impressed and awestruck with the simple beauty and feeling associated with the music, the photography, the nature, and the humanity that is portrayed within this film. While the film may be suspect for others, I know beyond a doubt that Liz Long and Liz Wolf would surely appreciate it, and countless others would too if they would simply give the film a chance. so if you haven't seen it yet. . . do so (it is now out on DVD).
I'm posting the trailer so that you may all get a little taste for yourself.

5 comments:

Ms. Liz said...

OMG!!! Patrick sent me this trailer like 5 months ago and I've been waiting to go see it. Is it on DVD? Where is it playing? I need to go. Like right now, well tonight at least. "I'm the boss - need the info..."

Jennette said...

I saw the trailer a little while ago and it is awesome!! Apparently you can buy it on DVD at Best Buy now. I think a movie night is in order... Thanks for sharing!

Liz W. said...

This is definitely my thing! Absolutely beautiful. I'm going to have to buy it...

Rachel said...

I got about 50 seconds into it and decided to put it at the top of my Netflix queue. Thanks for sharing.

Ana said...

hey, sorry..me again :)
but i really want to thank you for bringing this to light!
I absolutely LOVE Sigur Rós and their music...shame on me i havent been aware this documentary existed but after watching the trailer, this is a MUST...the scenery and the whole concept of their performance is unique, just as their music...and that voice...ahhh, that voice!!
really, THANK YOU for sharing this and enlightening me about it ;-)