FLORIA SIGISMONDI and Elle Fanning Break Our Hearts

December 13th, 2012

Who else could Sigur Ros even more profoundly intense and beautiful but Floria Sigismondi?

Hers was the final film of Sigur Ros’ 16-part Valtari Mystery Film Experiment, a series where the band gave filmmakers complete creative freedom to interpret each of the songs on their latest album.  With Black Dog Films, Sigismondi created ‘Leaning Towards Solace’, a moving visual counterpart set to Sigur Ros’ tracks “Dauðalogn” and “Varúð.”

The short film features actress and fashion darling Elle Fanning. She plays Sara, the pixie-like, pirouetting daughter of a self-doubting, hard-drinking father, played by the great John Hawkes. Against the backdrop of a desolate, desert slum, we see their seemingly terminal relationship revealed in glimpses of heart-wrenching beauty.

The cinematic ‘Leaning Towards Solace’ reflects the non-traditional creative approach to music projects shared by director Floria Sigismondi and Black Dog Films producer Coleen Haynes.