As we say goodbye to Bedford Film Festival 2014, let’s go out with a bang with one of the most hotly anticipated music documentaries of recent years – 20,000 Days on Earth – a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave. Join us for drinks in the courtyard of The Higgins before Bedford’s Mayor Dave Hodgson offers closing remarks about this year’s festival and introduces you to the Bedford premier of 20,000 Days on Earth.
Directors: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard
Cast: Nick Cave, Kylie Minogue, Warren Ellis
Genre: Documentary/Drama/Music Country: UK Language: English Year: 2014
Duration: 97 mins Rating: 15 IMDB Score: 7.7/10
20,000 Days on Earth is a bold look at one of music’s most mysterious and charismatic figures: Nick Cave. Although it contains electrifying scenes of performance, both in the studio and on tour, this is no concert film.
Instead it presents Cave’s exploration of his own life and creative processes, with the same stark frankness and wry humour that is found in many of his works. He shares humorous tales of times past with friends and collaborators, during segments that are presented in an almost dreamlike form; we get a glimpse inside his home studio, and even see him open up to psychoanalysis.
Defying traditional rockumentary aesthetics, directors Forsyth and Pollard push the genre to unexplored territory, offering a vision of the artist that is unconventional yet undeniably intimate.
The film premiered at Sundance 2014 where it was awarded the directing and editing awards. We’re truly very excited about being chosen to be included on its festival tour and bring this film to Bedford, don’t miss what is likely to be your only chance to see this incredible film in public, on your doorstep.