Cult Australian singer and writer Nick Cave alongside loyal creative companion Warren Ellis are releasing a documentary, titled This Much I Know to be True. Having premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year, the film is slated for worldwide release this coming May.
What will be discussed in This Much I Know to be True?
This Much I Know To Be True is the follow-up from filmmaker Andrew Dominik and their 2016 documentary, One More Time with Feeling, which while similar in concept remains a standalone film. The latest offering explores the creative relationship between Cave and Ellis and songs from their last studio albums, Ghosteen and Carnage. Filmed in the spring of 2021 prior to their UK tour, the documentary sees the pair accompanied by singers and a string quartet as they “nurture each song into existence.” Special appearances by long-term collaborator Marianne Faithful also feature, in what has been described as a film about the intensity of creating music.
“We all live our lives dangerously… in a state of jeopardy, at the edge of calamity,” says Cave in the trailer of the documentary, which you can watch below.
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This Much I Know To Be True reaches into the deep friendship and personal relationship between Cave and ellis, something we saw glimpses of in 20,000 Days on Earth, the 2014 pseudo-documentary endeavour curated by Cave himself. It is set to capture the mood and spirit of the pair as they move through a “new, optimistic phase” in their partnership. Unlike One More Time with Feeling, This much I know to be true is shot in colour with Robbie Ryan tasked with its cinematography.
When will the documentary be in cinemas?
This Much I Know To Be True is slated for a global release date of May 11 and more information about the film can be found at its official website.