Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard, United Kingdom, 2014, 95’
Direction: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard
Screenplay: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard, Nick Cave
Music: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis
Cast: Nick Cave
Photography: Erik Wilson
Editing: Jonathan Amos
Producers: James Wilson, Dan Bowen, Alex Dunnett
Production: Corniche Pictures, BFI, Film4, Pulse Films
This is the biography about the life of the musician, writer and scenarist- Nick Cave. The artistic duo Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth, in their debut movie, combine fiction and reality, private and public life, and narrate 24 hours of fictitious life story of the famous musician. The film begins with the sound of the alarm clock and it ends with an evening walk on the beach after the concert. Including scenes from the Nick’s life, from his childhood through photos from him concerts, to the Cave's narration, which explains his view of the world, life and above all, his philosophy of writing songs. In the film his colleagues appear, Blixa Bargeld and Kylie Minogue, who remember their collaborative relationship with Cave.
About the Authors:
Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard met and began working collaboratively at Goldsmiths College of Art. They initially became known for their recreations of highly-charged cultural and historical moments, which pioneered the use of re-enactment within contemporary visual art over a series of major live art commissions at London’s ICA in the late nineties. Performance and music culture play a significant role in their work, and this has led to some notable collaborations. They have established an ongoing working relationship with Nick Cave, with their various projects together including a series of 14 short films, Do you love me like I love you (song from Cave’s album Let love in from 1994).
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