Watch the Trailer for New Nick Cave Movie, ’20,000 Days on Earth’
Nick Cave is the subject of an upcoming documentary called ’20,000 Days on Earth.’ Not so surprisingly, it doesn’t look too much like the documentaries you’re used to.
Already an award winner at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, ’20,000 Days on Earth’ combines elements of drama and documentary to create what looks to be a stunning portrait of an artist that’s far from the typical rock doc.
The film’s directors, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, capture Cave in a variety of settings for the movie — from live performances and time at the typewriter to a quiet dinner with bandmate Warren Ellis, who comes to the realization, “I’ve probably had more meals with you than my wife.”
Lines of real and unreal merge perfectly, and critics are already tossing around words like “incredible,” “thrilling,” “remarkable,” “engrossing” and “stunning” in praise of the film. You can watch the trailer above.
The movie’s official website describes ’20,000 Days on Earth’ as, “Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit.”
Or, as Cave himself puts it, “Memory is what we are. Your very soul and your very reason to be alive is tied up in memory.”