A new music film entitled “Inni” by the Icelandic band Sigur Ros is set to open Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) 2011 this Thursday (22nd September) at NASA in downtown Reykjavik. The film, which has only been screened once before, premiered at the Venice Film Festival on 3rd September, as part of Venice Days, a component of the main festival.
Unlike Sigur Ros’ previous film, “Heima”, which premiered at RIFF 2007 and opened the festival, “Inni” takes a less documentary style approach and instead immerses the audience in the band’s own concert experience.
The film, directed by Vincent Morisset, was shot over two nights in London’s Alexandra Palace in 2008. The black-and-white film gives fans a chance to experience the live show in a more up close and personal manner – “Inni” is due to be released on 15th November.
The film festival, which takes place between 22nd September – 2nd October, has fast become one of the most important annual film events in Europe and receives more than 25,000 guests annually. In addition, this year’s honorary guests are Adrian Sitaru, Bela Tarr, James Marsh, and Lone Scherfig; previous years have included Milos Forman, Jim Jarmusch and Costa-Gavras.
The Reykjavik International Film Festival information and ticket centre is located in Eymundsson, Austurstraeti 18, and is open every day from 1200 – 1900. Alternatively, tickets are available at http://en.riff.is/.