For the better part of the year, Sigur Rós have been taking part in their Valtari Mystery Film Experiment, in which they commission different artists to make short films out of songs from their recent album Valtari. The latest entry in the series, and apparently the final one, comes from director Floria Sigismondi, and it may be the strongest one yet. The sort film is called “Leaning Toward Solace,” and it uses two songs, “Dauðalogn” and “Varúð.” The film takes place in a rural desert slum, and it stars Elle Fanning as a young ballet dancer and the great John Hawkes as a self-doubting father. It’s all lingering shots on faces and sadly gorgeous atmosphere, and nothing much happens until the absolutely inexplicable ending, but it’s gorgeous regardless. Watch all 12 minutes of it below; thanks to Michah for the tip.
Valtari is out now on XL.