Icelandic rock documentary ‘Band’, which premiered in the Changing Face of Europe section of the Hot Docs Film Festival, has released its trailer.
The comedy film, written and directed by Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir, follows an all-female rock band The Post Performance Blues Band, who give themselves a year to finally break through as rock stars or quit forever. The members of the group, on the verge of forty, juggle between their artistic dreams, the sense of friendship and the pressures of motherhood.
Örnólfsdóttir says she focuses “on the beauty and possibilities that rejection brings” in the film. “The group fails again and again, making the three women the perfect antagonists for a movie. It would be a tragedy if it was a solo project, there is nothing funny about failing alone. But put together three and a camera and we have a heartbreaking comedy.
She says the structure is “dreamlike with flashbacks, musical interludes, and performances mixed with chronological, realistic storytelling.”
Örnólfsdóttir herself appears in the film as one of the band members alongside Hrefna Lind Lárusdóttir and Saga Sigurðardóttir.
Örnólfsdóttir is a playwright, director and actor. “Band” is her first film as a director. She is developing a new feature called “Shitballs”.
Heather Millard and Þórður Jónsson produce for Compass Films.
Millard’s productions include ‘Yarn’ (SXSW, 2016), ‘Of Good Report’ (Toronto Film Festival, 2013) and ‘Future of Hope’ (IDFA, 2010). Jonsson has directed several films including “Eat, Grow, Love” (2017) and co-directed “Yarn”.
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