Björk: Biophilia Live
Directed by Nick Fenton and starring Björk
Biophilia Live is a revolutionary concert film capturing the human element of Björk’s multi-disciplinary multimedia project: Biophilia. Recorded live at Björk’s show at London’s Alexandra Palace in 2013, the film features Björk and her band performing every song on Biophilia and more using a broad variety of instruments — some digital, some traditional and some completely unclassifiable.
Directors Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland, both artists in their own right, infuse the film with evocative animation and science and nature footage, creating an incredibly original film experience.
The album itself was partly recorded on an iPad, and Björk has described the project as a multimedia collection encompassing music, apps, Internet, installations, and live shows.
“A dazzling audiovisual spectacle that benefits from the full cinematic treatment…Heavenly constellations billow across dark sections of screen above the stage, sometimes engulfing Björk like she is some kind of gargantuan space goddess…there are some gorgeous emotional depths here too, especially when the swooping harmonies of [the accompanying all-female Icelandic chorus] are given full rein.” —Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter
Directors: Nick Fenton, Peter Strickland
Cinematographer: Brett Turnbull
Editor: Nick Fenton
Running Time: 97 minutes