Ólafur Arnalds has collaborated with filmmaker Vincent Moon on a unique live performance film. ‘When We Are Born’ is about how we connect — not only to each other, but also the world around us. It features contributions of an unparalleled creative collective including choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir, Iceland Dance Company and cinematographer Thor Eliasson. Performed and recorded live on set through a series of one-shot takes, Vincent Moon’s intimate cinematic vision brings this layered metaphorical world to life as we follow our protagonist’s (Ólafur Arnalds) experiences, manifested and symbolised all around him through dance, live music and sound design. With themes of rituals, relationships and exploration of our inner landscapes, this is a film focused on how we all move forward.
The film premiered on the 7th March and is due for public release later this year.