Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Arcade Fire Reveal Spike Jonze's Short Film One Sheet & Details

'Scenes From the Suburbs' is 30 minutes short film, co-written by Spike Jonze, Win and Will Butler from the band. The original "Suburbs" music video follows a group of kids as some sort of mysterious military conflict tears apart their suburban neighborhood, the band have described the music vid as some kind of trailer for the short film.
According to a press release, the film "expands the music video into a film without abandoning the structure of a clip. The future has become reality. And the threat lies in the proximity of the military. Memories of a past summer."

The short will be shown at the Berlin International Film Festival who also have some more details on the short: "A group of suburban youths. Back then, in the summer, so long ago. They couldn't leave town because outside the country was at war and the military controlled life and all gateways. The teenagers wander aimlessly about town. Winter is a long way off. And love and longing and friendship still mean-- everything."