30.09. - 09.10.2021

Backyard Iceland 2010 | 70 min | OV | Colour | FF 2011

Árni Sveinsson

Árni Sveinsson (*1976) made two documentaries, one of them on Iceland's only pop legend Raggi Bjarna plus several music videos – lots of them for the bands that appear in Backyard.

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A guy named Árni Rúnar had the idea of gathering a few bands together in his backyard to do some live recording. His idea evolved into this film. He filled his little shack of a studio with equipment and prayed for good weather. He invited all of his neighbours and made them pizza, cupcakes and pancakes. And then many of the most exciting Icelandic musicians of their generation showed up to play, giving us a unique look at the diverse music scene of Reykjavík in the summer of 2009.

This event is proudly presented in cooperation with Freundeskreis Filmfest Hamburg e.V.

Original title: Backyard
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Icelandic
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Árni Sveinsson
Producer: Sindri Páll Kjartansson, Árni Sveinsson; Baldvin Esra; Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson
Director of Photography: Árni Sveinsson, Gulli Már, Friðrik Elís Ásmundsson, Jón Tómas Einarsson, Ryan Parteka, Þórgnýr
Music: Múm, Hjaltalín, FM Belfast, Retro Stefson, Sin Fang Bous, Borko, Reykjavík
Production Design:
Editor: Árni Sveinsson
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: DigiBeta (PAL)
German Distributor:
World Sales:
Production: Kjartansson ehf | Vatnsstígur 9 | 101 Reykjavík | Iceland | Phone: +354 898 7111 | Email:; Kimi Records


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