Movie of the Day – Heima

I guess I am on a music documentary kick lately.  After the Buena Vista Social Club, I broke out my copy Sigur Ros’ documentary Heima, for some musical enjoyment.  For me, nothing beats listening to Sigur Ros.  I place them in my top 10 artists, solely for the fact that I get lost in their music time and time again.  So as a fan, it was natural that I would gravitate towards this concert/music documentary.  I mean I have seen them in concert twice and then caught Jonsi when he went on tour solo a year back.

Heima follows Sigur Ros as they travel through their homeland, Iceland, to perform a series of surprise and free concerts.  Here we get glimpse of Iceland set to Sigur Ros music, which just enhances the ethereal sound that they produce.  The vistas that you see of Iceland are breathtaking.  The music and scenery just compliment one another so well that you forget that you are watching a musical documentary and more like a Planet Earth special.

I loved listening to the interviews that the somewhat quiet and reclusive band members gave during the film.  To hear them talk about the people and beauty of Iceland is moving, in that this is what influences them to do what they do.  The backdrop of Iceland in their open air concerts is just something to get lost in.  This documentary is a think of beauty and is something that must be watched. words to describe

This film is available to rent through Netflix, sadly no Instant Watch.  But if you are a big Sigur Ros fan, do yourself a favor and buy this.  It is a two disc set, disc one being  the film itself and the second disc contains full length videos of individual song performances.  To end this, Heima in Icelandic means “at home”, which is really what watching this Sigur Ros documentary does for you, makes you feel at home.

About Nick
I am just another blogger putting his thoughts into a website. My love is movies so most of my musings will be movie related. I work as an online marketer for an advertising company and when I am not earning a paycheck, I moonlight as a vigilante film blogger.

One Response to Movie of the Day – Heima

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