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 portrait of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit.
First-time feature directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard were inspired by a line in Cave’s songwriting notebook, in which he calculated being alive for 20,000 days. Cave’s story is both extraordinary and strikingly universal. It takes us deep into the heart of how myth, memory, love and loss, shape each and every one of our lives, every single day.
The film had its World Premiere at the Sundance and Berlin Festivals earlier in the year to great critical and public acclaim, with Iain and Jane winning the Sundance Best Direction prize and Jonathan Amos the Best Editing Award in the World Cinema Documentary section.
20,000 Days On Earth will be released on September 19 in cinemas across the UK and Ireland.