“Sigur Ros' music always evokes a strong emotional feeling in me,” remarks Sigusmondi. In ‘Leaning Towards Solace’, the ephemeral Sara awaits the imminent death of her father. "This film is about the fine line between keeping it together and the feeling of helplessness when life just doesn't work any longer.”
Behind the lens, Sigismondi paints a mesmerizing picture of sad beauty. The cinematic ‘Leaning Towards Solace’ reflects the non-traditional creative approach to music projects shared by director Floria Sigismondi and Black Dog Films producer Coleen Haynes.
“The story is not only about sorrow, but about hope, love and the loss of fear, rebirth and reincarnation. The idea that we possibly have travelled through time with the same souls in different roles,” explains Sigismondi.
Sigismondi has also lent her painterly vision (attributed to her multi-faceted fine arts background) to provocative videos for artists such as David Bowie, The Cure, Bjork, Katy Perry, Pink, Marilyn Manson, Fiona Apple and Leonard Cohen. She is perhaps best known for her debut feature film ‘The Runaways’ starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, and is currently developing her second movie.
Sigur Ros 'Leaning Towards Solace'
Director: Floria Sigismondi
Girl: Elle Fanning
Father: John Hawkes
Baby: Ever Rabineau
Producer: Coleen Haynes
Exec Producer: Jules Daly
DP: Starr Whitesides
Production Designer: David Wilson
Hair: Benjamin Mohapi
Stylist: Marjan Malakpour
Make Up: Erin Ayanian-Monroe