Watch! Sigur Rós – Leaning Towards Solace

Sigur Rós have their final (final!) video in their epic Valtari Mystery Film Experiment series that they’ve been running. They gave a bunch of directors and director-type people equal amounts of money to make arty films for their videos. We’ve seen 16 (!!) videos, we’ve seen male frontal nudity that I perhaps didn’t want to see, and we’ve seen some truly beautiful films.

Sigur Ros - Leaning Towards Solace screen cap

All good things must come to an end (which is why this blog will never end) and Leaning Towards Solace is the final film in the series. Although seemingly an English language title without any crazy Icelandic accents, the song actually combines two songs – Dauðalogn and Varúð – ah, there are those accents. The video stars John Hawkes (of Deadwood / Winter’s Bone / Eastbound & Down fame) as well as Elle Fanning, who is Dakota’s sister. We see a ballerina, her no-good father, and a bizarre, bizarre, bizarre ending.

Sigur Rós – Leaning Towards Solace

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