Not only is there no conflict in Heima, but the film actively embraces consensus. Brass bands and village halls, symbols of community, are celebrated in the film. The principle of the tour, playing free gigs in unusual and remote locations, encourages a sympathetic and unusually varied audience (old people, children and pagans), and it’s intriguing to watch how the rejection of commercial imperatives creates the setting for all this harmony.
Review by Nick Dutfield