Earlier today, Arcade Fire released the 28-minute short film “Scenes From The Suburbs”, directed by Spike Jonze, as a companion piece to their Grammy-winning The Suburbs. You may recall certain parts, er scenes, from the official vid for, you guessed it, “The Suburbs”. Narrated by Win Butler, the short film features a more straightforward story (co-written by Win and Will Butler and Spike Jonze), albeit in an alternate world where suburbs are militarized zones. The result is a bizarre coming of age ode to youth, boredom and nostalgia – all using the quiet, reflective and introspective direction Jonze similarly used in Where The Wild Things Are.
Head on over to mubi.com to watch “Scenes From The Suburbs”.