Heima (Sigur Ros: Heima)
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On the heels of their 2006 concert tour, Icelandic alternative rockers Sigur Ros return to their picturesque homeland for a series of free, unannounced concerts. Follow the band as they perform their mesmerizing brand of hypnotic pop at such unconventional venues as an abandoned fish factory, a small-town coffee shop, and a protest site at a controversial dam. Candid interviews with the band find the performers discussing what it's like to return home after an extended tour, and what it's like to perform for their fans around the world. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Iceland's extraordinary natural beauty is as much a star of the movie as Sigur Rós's magisterial music and the all-local crew could hardly have done a more impressive promotional job had 'Heima' been commissioned by the Icelandic Tourist Board itself."
‑ , Time Out
"The elegantly composed shots of the island's broodingly lonesome wide spaces offer clues as to the group's widescreen post-rock sound. Indeed, their music comes to seem site-specific, as environmentally immersed as the landscape art of Richard Long."
‑ Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph
"Made with love for fans, this is an indulgent but enjoyable film about the band and the places that have inspired their music."
‑ Jon Fortgang, Film4
"Reverberates a sense not only of Iceland's people, places and history but a sense of natural intimacy and intimacy with nature. Capping it all is the band's best-ever, 'Popplagið,' a stunning 12 minutes that DeBlois matches with a shiver-inducing sequence"
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"Sigur Ros' creativity and open attitude was at one with Iceland's ravishingly beautiful landscape."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Heartfelt and humorous, if you're not pulsating during the Reykjavík finale you're probably kaput."
‑ Jonathan Dean, Total Film
"The whole island seems to be in transition - huge developments threaten to deface the natural grandeur of the place - and this documentary may yet come to represent a vital memorial."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"When the band and the film move in sweet simpatico they produce a few precious moments of transcendent grandeur."
‑ Kevin Maher, Times [UK]
"One of the most beautiful audiovisual experiences of the year."
‑ , Empire Magazine
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