Grandma Lo-Fi

This charming documentary is a tribute to life and creativity. It’s about Sigrídur Níelsdóttir who released her first album in 2001 at the age of 71 and became a cult phenomenon. Since then, she has recorded over 600 homemade songs and made 59 albums.
Yesterday I saw this beautiful and charming documentary at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. This documentary is very personal and playful in style and fits entirely in the life and character of the grand old lady Sigrídur Níelsdóttir. She had made music all her life but never recorded any of it. When she finally started doing so on a cassette recorder in her kitchen, playing keyboard and any household appliances that made weird sounds, she couldn’t stop.
It’s a pleasure to follow this old lady and to get a view on her life and work. The filmmakers use Super-8, video, animation and Sigrídur ‘s artwork to tell her story.

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