Sigur Rós - Valtari
i’m happy that such beauty…music and video and dance… is created.
i wish i could dance like them :)
the winner of Sigur Ros’ valtari film competition
fjögur píanó by anafelle lui
there were 834 films to choose from… that’s impressive. and i’m sure it wasn’t easy for the ‘judges’.
beautiful, atmospheric, deep, sensual
people’s choice winner of Sigur Ros’ valtari film competition
dauðalogn by ruslan fedotow
(Director of photography: Fedotow Ruslan - student Belarussian Academy of Arts)
at first there was no plot, cause we had neither a director, nor time to search for one – the deadline was at hand. that’s why we decided to reduce the so much debated plot to zero and to construct the story upon sensually emotional base, upon apperception of our favourite sigur rós music. accordingly, we knew not a verbal interpretation of the answer to a trite question “what is this video about?” a shrink, that dug the video’s idea, helped us. at once he told us, that video is written in the language of the unconscious: candor, repressed childhood feelings and fears: the birth, self-awareness, settling in the outer world, understanding the duality of personality, relationships with parents, fear of death. everyone has notorious experiences, which, no matter how forgotten, perform momentous influence on the whole life. especially significant, in his opinion, is the scene with apples: it helps understand that the story told through the visuals is in fact a story about one person, bipolar and in eternal search for a balance between the two entities. the finish of this fight is senility, the inner end of the struggle of opposites, a submersion. as in the video scene, where the characters are flowing through life in a confined space, a metaphor of which is the boat. and then they submerge into an integral element – water, becoming one.
it’s tricky to understand the half of the mentioned above, yet there lurks a feeling, a crazy feeling that someone interprets your work so easily, and does not falter in his interpretation.
Sigur Rós - Ég Anda
As part of the Mystery Film Experiment, a dozen film makers have been asked to create whatever comes to mind when they listen to songs from Sigur Rós’ new album Valtari. Today, the fifth video of the series has been unveiled. The clip for the awe-inspiring “Ég Anda” is directed by Ramin Bahrani.