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Film Info
Grandma Lo-fi

Film Information

Exhibition Title Grandma Lo-fi
Original Title Grandma Lo-fi
English Title Grandma Lo-fi
Directors Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir
Orri Jónsson
Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir
Year 2011
Format Blu-ray
Colour Color + B&W
Duration 62'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Sigrídur Níelsdóttir, Mugison, Mr. Silla, Gunnar Örn Tynes, Hildur I. Gudnadóttir
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir, Orri Jónsson
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir, Orri Jónsson, Magnús Helgason
  • Edición / Editing: Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir, Orri Jónsson
  • Producción / Producer: Sæmundur Nordfjord,
  • Louise Højgaard Johansen
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Republik Productions
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Writing and arranging songs, using synthesizers, and the indie and lo-fi spirits are not restricted to young, good looking hipsters. Sigrídur Níelsdóttir is a fresh and curious 70 year-old lady who decided that instead of beginning to say farewell to her life, she could record her own songs and edit them at home. Soon after that, restless Sigrídur had already finished 59 albums with over 600 songs. She is a cult phenomenon in Iceland for a selected group of musicians, amongst which you can find the members of the renowned band Múm and the directors of this film. A possible grandmother for Daniel Johnston, Sigrídur was filmed for a period of 8 years in formats that stay close to her art, such as Super 8 and 16mm. The film depicts this woman in daily situations in a poetic and light way, documenting her working method while musicians pay her honors by playing her songs and transforming them into small works of art that have an inevitable appeal.


Schedule for this film

12 Apr / 15:30 h
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sold out
15 Apr / 23:30 h
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