Film - CineRebels Competition


Directed by Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir


Director: Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir
Section: CineRebels Competition
Country: Iceland
Year: 2022
Language: Icelandic
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir, Hrefna Lind Lárusdóttir, Saga Sigurðardóttir, Pétur Eggertsson


A tragicomic fem-power documentary about the spectacular (repeated) failure of the director's own band and the art of carrying on as a group.

Álfrún, Hrefna, and Saga are giving themselves another year to either become pop stars or quit their idiosyncratic art-rock band, The Post-Performance Blues Band -- because they still dream of breaking through as artists, even though they're pushing 40. Amid their search for allies, their friendship, and their exuberant musical vision, these three Icelandic women are giving the performance of their lives.

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Meet the director


Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir

Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir is an Icelandic director and writer working in theater and film. She has also had a successful career as an actress in film, television, and theater over the past 20 years. Örnólfsdóttir is a member of The Post-Performance Blues Band. She portrays the art collective, which seeks inspiration in failure, in BAND, her first film as a director. Currently, Örnólfsdóttir is directing a play at the City Theatre of Iceland and developing her next feature film, SHITBALLS.


Screenplay: Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir
Director of Photography: Sebastian Ziegler
Film Editor: Kristján Loðmfjörð
Composer: The Post Performance Blues Band
Sound design: Kjartan Kjartansson
Producer: Heather Millard, Þórður Jónsson
Production Company: Compass Films
World Sales: alief
Distributor: alief