‚heima‘ is sigur rös’s first ever film, filmed over two weeks last summer when the band undertook a series of free, unannounced concerts in iceland. on their way they went to ghost towns, outsider art shrines, national parks, small community halls and the absolute middle-of-nowhere-ness of the highland wilderness, as well as playing the largest gig of their career (and in icelandic history) at their homecoming reykjavik show.
‚heima‘ (icelandic for „at home“ or „homeland“), truly, shows sigur rös as never before. whereas seeing the group live is normally a large-scale and sometimes overwhelming experience, making full use of lights and mesmeric visuals, ‚heima‘ was always intended to reveal more of what was actually going on on stage. it does this via long-held close-ups and a rare intimate proximity, without ever once breaking the spell.