The ‘Digua’ EP by Russian Girls is the latest transmission from the Sisters & Brothers series.
‘Bíóbabb’ a co-production between Russian Girls and Kraftgalli is one of the key-tracks from the EP and centred around a lush and uber-cool rhythm section with synthies and quirky effects coming in the course of the track.
The video picks up on the story of the song itself and Tatjana explains:
„I was abroad in the time Guðlaugur sent me the demo of ‘Bíóbabb’ and as the song spoke to me very clearly visually, I immediately had this idea of a storyline. For Icelandic speakers, the lyrics say it all: A guy that can’t go any further as he has no money to go to the cinema. While the lyrics are funny the track itself is in a way very tragic, so I wanted the video to really grab ahold of that. I imagined that the act where he walks away from the cinema, wandering around, without catching a movie, is an on-going cycle and he has reached rock bottom a long time ago. The best thing for his friends to do in this situation, is to do him a favour and bury him to put an end to this on-going cycle he’s stuck in and the chaos his life is.
Later when we met with Baldvin (a filmmaker in Iceland) and explained the idea of the video we had in mind to him, I had no idea of how his vision and skills would turn out to expand my ideas to a level that I was incapable to imagine that would be possible to reach visually in the first place. That video was really meant to be, the moon that welcomed us on the second shooting night is really a proof of that I believe.
The video is shot in our second home, the cinema in Reykjavík called ‘Bíó Paradís’ which me and Gyl Freeland both work in and the rest of it is shot in the outskirts of Reykjavík.“
A film produced by: Rough Cult
Script: Tatjana Dís A.R.
Directed by: Baldvin Vernharðsson & Tatjana Dís A.R.
Starring: Arnljótur Sigurðsson, Guðlaugur Hörðdal, Gyl Freeland Sigurðsson and Tatjana Dís A.R.
AD: Einar Ólafsson
DOP: Baldvin Vernharðsson
Gaffer: Pétur Már Pétursson
Post Production: Baldvin Vernharðsson & Pétur Már Pétursson Carpenter: VG
Special thanks to Media Rental