Though on one level, Andrew Dominik’s documentary – largely shot in black and white – is a film aimed at following the recording of “Skeleton Tree”, the latest album from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, its very timing in the period after the death of Cave’s 15-year-old son Arthur, who died after a fall from a cliff near the family’s Brighton home, means that it also dwells on raw emotions, trauma and mourning. It is an often candid film – as well as one that works musically – as Cave talks about the pain of loss as well as needing to keep on being creative; though it also reinforces the rare talent of Cave and his musicians.
Festivals And Awards
Andrew Dominik, director, born in 1967, Wellington, New Zealand. He began his career directing music videos. He went on to win acclaim with a trio of films about violent males: Chopper, starring Australia's Eric Bana, and two movies with Brad Pitt, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (which made many best of 2007 lists) and American underworld tale Killing Them Softly.
La Biennale di Venezia 2016. SIFF Seattle 2016. Docville IDFF 2017. Dubai IFF 2016, ZagrebDox 2017. La Palmas de Gran Canaria IFF 2017. Lisbon & Sintra FF 2017.
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