Heima (Sigur Ros: Heima) (2007)

Heima (Sigur Ros: Heima)

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On the heels of their 2006 concert tour, Icelandic alternative rockers Sigur Ros return to their picturesque homeland for a series of free, unannounced concerts. Follow the band as they perform their mesmerizing brand of hypnotic pop at such unconventional venues as an abandoned fish factory, a small-town coffee shop, and a protest site at a controversial dam. Candid interviews with the band find the performers discussing what it's like to return home after an extended tour, and what it's like … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
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On DVD: Mar 4, 2008
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EMI Records - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Heima (Sigur Ros: Heima)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Iceland's extraordinary natural beauty is as much a star of the movie as Sigur Rós's magisterial music and the all-local crew could hardly have done a more impressive promotional job had 'Heima' been commissioned by the Icelandic Tourist Board itself.

Full Review… | November 1, 2007
Time Out
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Reverberates a sense not only of Iceland's people, places and history but a sense of natural intimacy and intimacy with nature. Capping it all is the band's best-ever, 'Popplagiđ,' a stunning 12 minutes that DeBlois matches with a shiver-inducing sequence

Full Review… | December 27, 2013
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

The whole island seems to be in transition - huge developments threaten to deface the natural grandeur of the place - and this documentary may yet come to represent a vital memorial.

Full Review… | November 2, 2007
Independent

The elegantly composed shots of the island's broodingly lonesome wide spaces offer clues as to the group's widescreen post-rock sound. Indeed, their music comes to seem site-specific, as environmentally immersed as the landscape art of Richard Long.

Full Review… | November 2, 2007
Daily Telegraph

Sigur Ros' creativity and open attitude was at one with Iceland's ravishingly beautiful landscape.

Full Review… | November 2, 2007
Guardian

When the band and the film move in sweet simpatico they produce a few precious moments of transcendent grandeur.

Full Review… | November 2, 2007
Times [UK]

Audience Reviews for Heima (Sigur Ros: Heima)

½

During the series of free gigs around Iceland, Sigur Ros created a concert film that doesn't quite follow the usual standards of the genre. They concentrated on the people, the places, and the amazing country around them, and the beautiful film Heima was born.

All the performances are strong, and the music haunting. Combined with the images, you find an audio/visual treat that really does act as a great opening to the band's music, or if you are a fan already, something different and very personal from the band. Iceland should be proud, not only of what the band has achieved, but also of how they portray this beautiful land.

DrBenway
El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer

beautiful country, beautiful music, beautiful film...and finally an audience that understands the lyrics lol

rubystevens
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

½

Icelandic alternative band Sigur Ros return to their homeland after a long world tour for a couple of concerts at very unusual places. This documentary shows new performances of some of their songs, short interview glimpses with the band and breathtaking images of Iceland mixed together into a stunning, magic concert film. It also takes a close look at the audiences coming to their free shows, their faces, their reactions. The result is so breathtakingly beautiful that I am still speechless. Works for fans of the band or the country and everyone who is curious about either.

ironclad1609
Jens S.

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