Icelandic avant gardesters Sigur Rós are in the midst of their “valtari mystery film experiment.” The idea was to give twelve filmmakers a small budget to make whatever film they wanted to make when they heard songs from the groups’ latest effort valtari
“we never meant our music to come with a pre-programmed emotional response. we don’t want to tell anyone how to feel and what to take from it. with the films, we have literally no idea what the directors are going to come back with. none of them know what the others are doing, so hopefully it could be interesting.”
The stunning short film for ‘Ekki múkk,’ tenth in the series, was directed and written by Nick Abrahams, who writes:
“Goes without saying, but no animals were hurt during the filming—had to wait weeks until someone I know came across a dead fox in the countryside to use in the end sequence.”
Irish actor Aidan Gillen (“Mayor Carcetti” in The Wire) plays the man. The voice of the snail was provided by Shirley Collins, icon of traditional British folk music.