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CertificateNot Rated
Director(s)Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir
Writer(s)Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir
Running Time1HR 28MINS
Extra InfoEnglish subtitles
SeasonVisions of Europe

Icelandic performance art meets Spinal Tap in this wickedly fun look at women behaving creatively.

Three bandmates, Álfrún, Saga and Hrefna, of The Post Performance Blues Band, are tired of playing to audiences of five at their gigs and getting paid in beer. Each of them is staring down 40 and exhausting themselves juggling motherhood and their artistic pursuits. They decide to give themselves one year to either become popstars or quit the band for good. What follows is a make-it-or-break-it story of a band that's not really a band, pursuing a goal that is not actually attainable.

Band member and filmmaker Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir puts herself, along with age and gender bias, on stage in this docu-parable about talented but not teenaged women trying to be successful in a youth-obsessed, overnight-success industry. Band tells a big little story of triumphant sisterhood.

From 31 Mar - 16 Apr, Visions of Europe returns to celebrate the breadth of European cinema. With a handpicked selection of 24 films from a Macedonian witch tale to a race through Berlin, we take in the best of European film including previews, festival hits and classics returning to the big screen.


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