Inni (2011)



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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 gossamer light, sometimes punishingly intense, concert footage, Inni is a persuasive account of one of the most celebrated and influential rock bands of recent years. -- (C) Official Site
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Critic Reviews for Inni

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (8)

Well crafted and flat-out cool.

Full Review… | January 6, 2012
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review… | November 24, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
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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.

November 10, 2011
New York Times
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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.

Full Review… | November 8, 2011
Village Voice
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The music of Iceland's Sigur Ros fills the cinema, as if reverberating off the walls of some darkly beautiful fjord.

Full Review… | October 27, 2011
Globe and Mail
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You see the beads of sweat, the grimaces of concentration, the rapturous moments.

Full Review… | October 27, 2011
Toronto Star
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Audience Reviews for Inni

A beautiful video essay about Sigur Ros. If you love their music, you will love this visual redenring.

Elvira Lup?a
Elvira Lup?a

There's a scene where all 4 members of Sigur Ros are interviewed on NPR. The host asks a difficult question that most bands would take advantage of to explain their roots and aspiration of music, blah blah blah. Instead, all 4 of them with a slight smile don't say a word, and the bassist even chuckles at the question, then the scene ends and it's move on to the next song. Random scenes like that are added in between songs to depict the grandeur of their music, which arguably like no other band's. Filming in black and white with strange, interchangeable visuals, and off-centered and shaky camera work only enhances the effect. I'll admit it's a bit frustrating at times (like how you wish Greengrass would've backed up and replaced his camera with a more stable one while shooting the last 2 Bourne films). But, it reaches a level of mystique, like the beginning of shots of Inland Empire focused on the phonograph. All in all, fans of Sigur Ros should check it out.

Derek Hosley
Derek Hosley

Was told this was a documentary concert, which is mostly true, except there is probably less than 10 minutes of actual documentary and 80 minutes concert. Nevertheless the cinematography, editing, stage effects (all whom were the real masters) synergized just right with Sigur Ros. Don't get me wrong Sigur Ros has talent and is a very good band. But without the special effects, editing, lighting, cinematography, quality sound system, etc, just isn't interesting in itself as music to keep ones attention. I listened to one of their CD's left by a former roommate in my car and had to turn it off after 15 minutes or so because it seemed to drone on. If you love the concert movie don't run out and by the CD just get the DVD and watch it on a super sized screen with a killer sound system and you might be about to match the illusion of seeing it in theater. In fact I'm convinced doing so is even better than seeing them live in concert. The cuts, special effects, the film incorporated along with the music from a particular good concert I felt was something special the band in and of themselves will probably never recreate. Nevertheless everything came together almost perfectly to create as close to a masterpiece documentary concert as one is likely to find.

Paul Fratianni
Paul Fratianni

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