‘La Vita Olistica’ is a film written by and starring The Orielles.
The soundtrack to the film of the same name, features re-workings of tracks taken from their last album ‘Disco Volador’ ‘performed as a continuous score’ and is OUT TOMORROW.
Watch a snippet of the film, ‘Memoirs Of Miso (La Vita Olistica version)’
Sisters Sidonie Hand-Halford and Esmé Hand-Halford make their directorial debut with this short film. Produced by Jessica Wheeler.
‘La Vita Olistica’ is to be shown in cinemas, venues & surprise spaces this summer. More screening dates coming soon.
Using ideology from the creation of ‘Disco Volodar’, The Orielles directorial debut, ‘La Vita Olistica’ is an extension of their second album’s core themes of space; the film adding chapters time and place for a more in-depth phenomenological exploration. Spurred on by the transfer to life online but not wanting to get washed away by the surgence of live streams, sisters Esme and Sidonie jumped at the opportunity to transcend their music into an ontological experiment by both writing and directing their first short. “So many labels were asking for a live stream and straight away I thought people are gonna get bored,” says Sidonie “so in it’s very basic form we wanted to do something different.”
Looking to the past for the future, specifically around the live culture scene of the 60s, the band wanted to pull back to the spectacle of live image, how it was experienced compared to today’s oversaturated and desensitised consumption of live events. “It’s about how accustomed we are to seeing a live stream on TV so a lot of it was relating to the past and seeing the ways they had to grab people’s attention for live events but then also trying to situate it into how people feel now and there’s a loss of experience and physicality of it,” explains Esme.
“I think that’s why we decided to film it in the way that we did with almost the camera being like the spectator as well so when people are watching it from home or wherever, it feels like they’re part of it with us,” adds Sidonie.
Current screening dates + Q&A with the band
12.08.21 ✽ YES ✽ Manchester
13.08.21 ✽ Leaf ✽ Liverpool
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