Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigrídur Níelsdóttir

Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir, Orri Jónsson, Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir:
Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigrídur Níelsdóttir (Iceland, Denmark, 2011)
62 min. - Icelandic, Danish - English Subtitles
Age limit 12 years

What happens when a lively 70-year-old Reykjavikian granny decides to start making music? The answer is 59 albums worth of endearing home-made lo-fi pop recorded over a period of seven years. Drums and organ rhythms mix with the sounds of animals, kitchen appliances and authenticly elderly vocals. Everything is then wrapped up in covers designed and delivered with decades of experience in arts and crafts. The leftover papers, clippings and unused pieces of possible cover art can be fashioned into fan favoured collectable collages, creating the final pieces in the making of a music media cult figure!

Grandma Lo-fi is not only a documentary about an amazing personality, but a film chock-full of good will and even better feeling. It has toured the world conquering hearts in every festival it has been screened at. That it has been directed by three Icelandic musicians/visual artists, undoubtedly proves that Sigrígurd has influenced the young artists of her own country as well. The recognition is easy to understand, since Sigrígurd€s story and songs melt even the coldest of hearts. In the doom proclaiming landscape of this year€s Rokumentti, the warm-hearted Grandma Lo-fi truly stands out: the main character€s story shines a beacon of humane light that brightens even the darkest and coldest of arctic winters. This is the greatest celebration of creativeness and granniness of all time!



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