This is the official trailer for The Ghost of Piramida, a film by Andreas Koefoed featuring the Danish band Efterklang. theghostofpiramida.com
Following the release of fourth album Piramida, Efterklang add another string to their bow with The Ghost of Piramida, a film by Danish director Andreas Koefoed, that documents the Danish trio's visit to the abandoned Russian mining town where the record's inception began back in the summer of 2011.
Accompanied by their taciturn and indifferent Russian polar bear guard, the group goes on an audio treasure hunt in the empty buildings of the abandoned town, while the narrator, former Piramida citizen Alexander, takes us back to a bygone era, when Piramida flourished and the immigrant Russian miners and their families lived in a Soviet parallel society far from the brutal reality of their homeland.
The Ghost of Piramida premiered in November in Amsterdam at the world's biggest documentary film festival IDFA, and here the film was selected as one of the top three music films of the year. Since then, the film has been screened at several other film festivals and in art house cinemas around Europe.
January 29th 2013 Efterklang and Andreas Koefoed invited people to host their own screenings of The Ghost of Piramida via the project Private-Public Screenings.
These Private-Public Screenings will run from February 8th until March 24th 2013 and you can read much more about them and also sign up to host your own screening here: theghostofpiramida.com/host-a-screening