20,000 Days on Earth & Frieze Videos
Director: Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard Run Time: 127 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2014
Starring: Kylie Minogue, Nick Cave, Ray Winstone, Susie Bick, Warren Ellis
Art Seen hosts a special evening with frieze as they present a selection of new frieze videos and Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard’s 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH. Introduction by frieze editor, Dan Fox.
20,000 Days On Earth is an inventive, lyrical ode to creativity and an intimate examination of the artistic process of musician and cultural icon Nick Cave. In their debut feature directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard fuse drama and documentary, weaving a staged day in Cave’s life with never-before-seen verité observation of his creative cycle. Neither a music documentary nor a concert film, 20,000 Days On Earth still contains electrifying performances. Audiences see a song grow from the tiniest of ideas to an epic performance at Sydney Opera House. Cave also opens up to a psychoanalyst as he discusses how his early years continue to inform his work, and journeys through his memories via mementos from his personal archive. This category-defying film pushes the form into new territory, exploring universal themes about artistry, and celebrating the transformative power of the creative spirit.
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