Thursday, 4 October 2012

Sigur Ros - Fjögur Píanó

This video is so effing beautiful. Yes Shia adds to the beauty of it but the concept and incorporation of butterflies as a running theme just builds up a fascinating imagery for the simplistic, sombre piano melody. The leading characters played by Shia LaBeouf and Denna Thomsen are seemingly caught up in a destructive spiral fuelled by addiction and dependance.

The short film was written and directed by Alma Har'el as part of Sigur Rós Mystery Film Experiment in which a handful of filmmakers must create a video to one of the songs from the bands record, Valtari. The bassist, Georg Holm, describes the video perfectly, stating that "It seems to have no beginning and no end, and just makes you think about what might and might not be going on. It's a puzzle, and I think it's absolutely amazing."

Speaking of the symbolic meaning of the butterflies, Har'el says that they represent "very beautiful things that die very fast". Her concept of the film is based on "addiction to drugs, or sex, or anything – and how you get stuck in a cycle...For me, it’s about not knowing how to get out of something without causing pain to somebody else" says Har’el. "For other people it might be about candy and fish. I’m down with that."

Behind the scenes video here
Watch other entries for the film experiment here. They are all captivating.


  1. I do love Sigur Ros, one of my favourite bands <3 would you like to follow each ohter?

  2. Hey, I love your blog, your posts are so interesting <3
    Would you maybe like to follow eachother?
    Love, Anne

  3. I absolutely love Sigur Ros and this video really is beautiful. I like your words that accompany the video in this post too.

    I'm glad I came across your blog, it's lovely :-)

    Chloe X


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