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Yesterday a cryptic video popped up on the official Sigur Rós website. Featuring mysterious performance clips it was only given the title Inni. We now have some more information from The Playlist. It has been revealed the project is actually a new film directed by Vincent Morisset, who gave us the Arcade Fire behind-the-scenes documentary Miroir noir. It will debut at a sidebar of the Venice Film Festival called Venice Days and it is being billed as a “surprise film event.”
If I had to wager a guess it may involve some sort of live performance, but we also learned yesterday that the band is working on their next studio album that “will mark something very new in [their] history.” This film could possibly be a counterpart to something much bigger. One of my favorite films of 2007 was How To Train Your Dragon co-director Dean DeBlois’ Heima concert documentary featuring the band, whose frontman Jónsi went onto record a song for his 2010 animation.
We also learned that Jónsi will provide the original score for Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Zoo. A trailer is completed and coming soon, so I hope we can hear a preview of it there. It has been three years since the band’s last album Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust and I’m happy to see they are coming back in a big way. Check out the video below.
The Venice Film Festival kicks off on August 31st while We Bought a Zoo debuts in December.
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