Björk will attend the premiere screening of her concert film on October 9
The London Film Festival have announced a UK premiere of Björk’s concert film Björk: Biophilia Live.
The singer will attend the Sonic Gala screening of her concert film on October 9 at London’s Odeon West End.
London Film Festival Director Clare Stewart said in a press release: “Björk is a true innovator, collaborating with exceptional filmmakers and artists to produce intoxicating work at the intersection of music and film. We are delighted to be welcoming her, along with Peter Strickland and Nick Fenton, to the BFI London Film Festival’s UK premiere.”
Strickland directed Berberian Sound Studio and worked with editor Fenton (Sigur Ros film Inni) shooting footage of Björk and her band performing every song from her eighth studio album ‘Biophilia’ at London’s Alexandra Palace in September last year.
According to the press release the film will capture “the human element of Björk’s multi-disciplinary multimedia project” with the live performance “augmented with animation” while featuring “science and nature archive and found footage inspired by the themes of the album” to “explore the relationships between musical structures and natural phenomena – atomic, cellular and cosmic”.
Bjork: Biophilia Live is set for screenings at festivals, galleries, museums and cinemas throughout the UK and worldwide during autumn this year. The film also features other tracks from the singer’s extensive back catalogue.
Bjork’s album ‘Biophilia‘ was released in 2011.