The 58th BFI London Film Festival have announced today that Björk’s ‘Biophilia Live’ concert film will be premiering as this year’s Sonic Gala on 9 October 2014. The Sonic Gala is the lead film for the Sonic programme at the festival, featuring music inspired films and events. The BFI London Film Festival runs from 8-19 October and tickets go on sale to the public in mid-September on the BFI website.
‘Björk: Biophilia Live’, the documentary film capturing the multidimensional concert centered on Björk’s eighth studio album, will begin a limited series of premiere screenings at festivals, museums, libraries, galleries and cinemas worldwide beginning September 5. The film recently made its European debut at the Czech Republic’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, at which Variety praised the film as “a captivating record of an artist in full command of her idiosyncratic powers.” At selected screenings the documentary ‘When Björk Met Attenborough’ will screen alongside Björk: Biophilia Live. Watch the trailer on Björk’s YouTube channel here.
Directors Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland, unique voices in their own right, film Björk live in performance and augment her music with animation created by top designers. The film, produced by Jacqui Edenbrow/Gloria Films, also features science and nature archive and found footage inspired by the themes of the album, which explore the relationships between musical structures and natural phenomena—atomic, cellular and cosmic. The infinitely creative journey presents a culmination of work that represents one of the most original musical endeavours of a generation.
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