Björk: Biophilia Live

Great Britain 2014. Dirs: Nick Fenton, Peter Strickland. 97 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! EXCLUSIVE FIRST RUN! ► There is serious “Wow!” factor in this entrancing concert film from Icelandic eccentric and innovator Björk. Shot in London at the conclusion of her 2013 tour, it has Björk performing her ambitious 2011 multimedia project/album/app release Biophilia, a high-concept inquiry into biodiversity and musicology. British naturalist Sir David Attenborough contributes; Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio) co-directs. Both the music and the visuals are gorgeous; spacey animation and other tricks celebrate the fecundity of nature. “An extraordinary piece ... Utterly bonkers yet moving ... There are not many artists who can combine the lifecycle of a jellyfish with a breakbeat and make it work... It should be mandatory viewing for anyone about to dam a glacial river to facilitate aluminium smelting” (Lucy Siegle, The Guardian).


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"A dazzling audiovisual spectacle that benefits from the full cinematic treatment. A mix of avant-garde opera, high-tech science lesson, and large-scale performance art piece."

Hollywood Reporter | full review

"Visually and sonically inventive ... A captivating record of an artist in full command of her idiosyncratic powers."

Variety | full review