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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 focuses purely on the band's performance, which is artfully and intimately captured by French Canadian director Vincent Morisset. Interweaving archive material from the band's first ten years with the sometimes
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Director Vincent Morisset captures the band in dreamy, grainy, black-and-white images that slide and blur in a way that suggests David Lynch.
The best concert films achieve a marriage of sound and image that feels effortlessly harmonious, and in that regard "Inni," a musical portrait of the Icelandic band Sigur Ros, leaves most of its genre in the dust.
At a time when most U.S. music documentaries have devolved into either artist-endorsed EPKs or predictable Behind the Music-style fables of redemption, it's refreshing to see state-sponsored artists still flying the flag for the rock film as an art film.
The music of Iceland's Sigur Ros fills the cinema, as if reverberating off the walls of some darkly beautiful fjord.
You see the beads of sweat, the grimaces of concentration, the rapturous moments.
Filled with soft-focus close-ups, dreamy fades and bizarre angles, (it) nicely matches the dreamy, otherworldly quality of the band's music.
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