The Reflektor Tapes is more than a concert film. A collaborative effort between Kahlil Joseph and Arcade Fire, it begins in Montreal, documenting the band’s process in the studio and the creation of their Billboard Chart-topping fourth album, Reflektor. It moves with the group as they perform at Carnival in Jamaica, to the streets of Earls Court in London, and on to North American arenas.
The Reflecktor Tapes captures the ceaseless energy and dynamism of the band’s fronting duo, husband and wife Will Butler and Régine Chassagne, in previously unseen concert footage. But it also digs deeper, beyond the group’s onstage passion and theatricality, and explores the album’s themes and the inspirations that have shaped Arcade Fire’s creative output, particularly Chassagne’s relationship with her ancestral homeland of Haiti.