BAND (2022)
Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir
Musical Comedy Docu Fiction 88'
Iceland Icelandic with English Subs
Festivals MP New Nordic Films 2022, The Norwegian IFF Haugesund 2022, Gimli FF 2022, WP HotDocs 2022

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 allows gifted artists to perform the resilience and sisterhood that truly exists between life's messes, rejections and triumphs."
- Myrocia Watamaniuk, HotDocs

"Band Review: Meet Your New Cult Favourites"
- Pat Mullen, HotDocs Review (POV Magazine)


Director Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir. Producers Þórður Jónsson, Heather Millard. Executive Producers Shane Boris, Sara Dosa, Maya Daisy Hawke, Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdóttir, Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir. Cast Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir, Hrefna Lind Lárusdóttir, Saga Sigurðardóttir. Writer Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir. Editor Kristján Loðmfjörð. Cinematography Sebastian Ziegler. Composer The Post Performance Blues Band. Sound Kjartan Kjartansson