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Dean DeBlois

Canada

Biography

Dean DeBlois (b. 1970, Canada), Canadian director, screenwriter and animator, is known primarily as one of the authors and directors of the feature-length animated film Lilo & Stitch, 2002, which was nominated for an Oscar, and How to Train Your Dragon and its sequel for DreamWorks Animation. The Reykjavik IFF in 2007 opened with a gala premiere screening of the documentary Sigur Rós: Heima, which enjoyed huge public acclaim in the director’s native country: DVD sales earned DeBlois a Gold Disc in the music video category.

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Heima

Heima (Orig.) / 2007 / Iceland / 97 min

Unannounced open-air concerts in both urban and rural environments – this was how impressionistic Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Rós greeted their homeland (heima) after returning from a world tour. We follow them on this musical road movie around Iceland where the band performs the biggest and smallest shows of their career in their home environment: in deserted fish factories, far-flung community halls, sylvan fields, darkened caves, and even in a cod-liver oil storage tank in the western fjords...

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