The latest instalment of Sigur Rós Mystery Film Experiment, was launched today and sees Alma Har’el create a short film for “Fjögur Píanó”.
For those unfamiliar with the film experiment, Sigur Rós has given a dozen filmmakers a small budget to create whatever video they’d like for one of the tracks from their latest record, Valtari.
The eight-minute short film, is Alma Har’el’s first project since her film Bombay Beach won “Best Documentary Feature” at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, and depicts a young couple trapped in a perpetual cycle of addiction and abuse. Unsurprisingly, the film has already gained a significant amount of hype online, partly due to the fact that as it features Transformers actor, Shia LaBeouf, strip down along side co-star Denna Thomsen.
Speaking on the short film, bassist Georg Holm, stated: “We really had no idea what to expect from Alma. Originally she was going to film us on Super-8 in Iceland all playing the piano lines from the song, but then she rang and said she’d met Shia LaBeouf and they’d changed the idea. That was the last we heard of the concept and she told us nothing about what was going on. At first I didn’t know what to make of the video, because it is so full of ideas and confusion, but now I completely love it. 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.”