Backyard

Iceland, 2010, Colour, 70 min

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  • BackyardstilliBorko
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A guy named Árni Rúnar had the idea of gathering a few bands together in his backyard to do some live recording. His idea evolved into this film. He filled his little shack of a studio with equipment and prayed for good weather. He invited all of his neighbours and made them pizza, cupcakes and pancakes. And then many of the most exciting Icelandic musicians of their generation showed up to play, giving us a unique look at the diverse music scene of Reykjavík in the summer of 2009.

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Árni Sveinsson made two documentaries, one of them on Iceland's only pop legend Raggi Bjarna plus several music videos – lots of them for the bands that appear in Backyard.
Sound & Vision Award, Special Mention - CPH:DOX 2010. Karlovy Vary FF 2011. Docville, Leuven 2010. Seattle IFF 2011. Festival dei Popoli, Florence 2011.

Kimi Records

Baldvin Esra Einarsson

kimirecords@kimirecords.net

Screening

23.08, 12:00, Kino Europa Indoor

Category

Focus Nordic

Director

Árni Sveinsson

Producer

Sindri Páll Kjartansson and Árni Sveinsson

Cinematography

Árni Sveinsson, Guðlaugur Arnar Sigurðsson, Jón Tómas Einarsson

Sound

Kristinn Sturluson, Andri Björn Úlfarsson

Editing

Árni Sveinsson

Website

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