I ran across this video on another blog (the chap seems to have some good taste) *wink*, and I wanted to re-share it. It's a music video for a Sigur Rós song, Viðrar vel til loftárása (lyrics and translation here). Their music, and especially their videos, are richly evocative. I'd say they're simultaneously heavily ethereal and beautifully raw, but I feel like I'm out of my league trying to describe them. Anyway, their videos have a way of sort of taking my breath away. I was originally introduced to Sigur Rós by a good friend, and I'd seen some of their videos on YouTube, but this one was new to me.
Being the way I am, I'm tempted to temper its emotionality with analytical balance. But I'll leave it to speak for itself other than to say what was more powerful to me than the story portrayed is the theme of destroying innocent tenderness and purity with fear and prejudice (the opening scene had me fully in tears--guess it struck a cord).
Note: I meant to post the version with English subtitles, so after-the-fact, here it is: