It’s almost assured, if you’re the opening film of the Sydney Film Festival you’re going to get a cinematic release. Thankfully that’s the case for Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s fascinating documentary on Nick Cave 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH. Check out the trailer below ahead of the film’s release on August 21.
Blake Howard says:
Helpless is never a word that I would have thought to describe the Viking like, raw, rock star Nick Cave; however in the wake of the reflective documentary 20,000 Days on Earth, exploring his ‘now’ refracted through the fragments of his ‘then’, shows a person driven to create at whatever the cost. Filmmakers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard attempt to frame Cave’s end state and join the dots to the influences that shaped his model of the world. There’s a quote early in the film that Cage likens the writing of a song (and I’ll paraphrase) to pitting two kind of polarised forces alongside each other and to wait for the electricity to start. I think that’s the method of this documentary.