It all started with a psychotically tripping, naked Shia LaBeouf in Alma Har’el’s entry to Sigur Rós’ Valtari Film Experiment. Well, there were others, but that’s the one that popped up on the radar… because of psychotically tripping, naked Shia LaBeouf.
The Film Experiment is in full swing, and here’s the latest: an equally as emotional, but way less sexually-charged short “Leaning Towards Solace” directed by Floria Sigismondi, featuring Elle Fanning and John Hawkes. See an estranged father-daughter duo wandering around an ambiguous post-Apocalyptic Midwestern town, sporadically interspersing poignant monologues. Fanning plays Sarah, a lost ballerina with a fascination with all things shiny. Hawkes plays her father who meets an unusual end. The video is riddled with visual metaphors for death and reincarnation, very fitting to Sigur Ros track.