32° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
FESTA MOBILE/ARTISTS PORTRAITS

20,000 DAYS ON EARTH

by Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard
Country: UK
Year: 2013
Duration: 95'


The alarm goes off, blinding light filters in through the windows. A man stares at his reflection thoughtfully in the bathroom: it’s Nick Cave, singer, novelist, “maudit” icon. What has just begun is his day number 20,000 on Earth. Time to take stock of his adventurous existence, his career, his successes, his philosophy of life, which convinced him to leave behind his youthful madness when he played first with the Birthday Party and then with the Bad Seeds, to embrace Christianity in a human and artistic conversion. With him are his long-standing friends and collaborators: Blixa Bargeld, Warren Ellis, Kylie Minogue.

Biography

film director

Iain Forsyth

Iain Forsyth (Manchester, UK, 1973) and Jane Pollard (Newcastle, UK, 1972) both studied in London from 1992 to 1995 at Goldsmith College, where they began their artistic partnership. Video artists and the creators of installations that are appreciated the world over, they collaborated with Scott Walker at the Sydney Opera House and garnered remarkable success with their performance of A Rock’n’Roll Suicide, a faithful and accurate remake of David Bowie’s last concert as Ziggy Stardust, exactly twenty-five years after the original concert took place. They participated at the last Berlinale with 20,000 Days on Earth (2014).

FILMOGRAFIA

Chain Smoker, Tap Dancer (cm, 1995), Damaged (cm, 1997), Fucked Up Lover (cm, 2001), File Under Sacred Music (cm, 2003), Anyone Else Isn’t You (cm, 2005), Walking After Acconci (Redirected Approaches) (cm, 2005), Kiss My Nauman (cm, 2007), Make Me Yours Again (cm, 2007), Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (cm, 2008), Walking After Acconci (Misdirected Approaches) (cm, 2008), Run for Me (cm, 2008), Performer. Audience. Fuck Off (cm, 2009), First Kiss (cm, 2010), I’m New Here (cm, 2010), Do You Love Me Like I Love You (serie/series 2009-2011), Jumpers (What I Must Do to Be Saved) (cm, 2013), 20,000 Days on Earth (doc., 2014), Edit (cm, 2014).

Jane Pollard

Iain Forsyth (Manchester, UK, 1973) and Jane Pollard (Newcastle, UK, 1972) both studied in London from 1992 to 1995 at Goldsmith College, where they began their artistic partnership. Video artists and the creators of installations that are appreciated the world over, they collaborated with Scott Walker at the Sydney Opera House and garnered remarkable success with their performance of A Rock’n’Roll Suicide, a faithful and accurate remake of David Bowie’s last concert as Ziggy Stardust, exactly twenty-five years after the original concert took place. They participated at the last Berlinale with 20,000 Days on Earth (2014).

FILMOGRAFIA

Chain Smoker, Tap Dancer (cm, 1995), Damaged (cm, 1997), Fucked Up Lover (cm, 2001), File Under Sacred Music (cm, 2003), Anyone Else Isn’t You (cm, 2005), Walking After Acconci (Redirected Approaches) (cm, 2005), Kiss My Nauman (cm, 2007), Make Me Yours Again (cm, 2007), Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (cm, 2008), Walking After Acconci (Misdirected Approaches) (cm, 2008), Run for Me (cm, 2008), Performer. Audience. Fuck Off (cm, 2009), First Kiss (cm, 2010), I’m New Here (cm, 2010), Do You Love Me Like I Love You (serie/series 2009-2011), Jumpers (What I Must Do to Be Saved) (cm, 2013), 20,000 Days on Earth (doc., 2014), Edit (cm, 2014).

Declaration

film director

“The uncommon, inspirational thing that strikes you about Nick [Cave, Ed.] is his brain, his creativity, his ability to redefine and change the shape of normal things to make them genuinely vivid and moving. This is what we wanted to draw attention to. We wanted to show the Nick who tells stories, who thinks, who weaves legends; the man who constantly runs everything through the mill of his imagination.”

Cast

& Credits

regia/directors
Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard
soggetto/story
Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard, Nick Cave
fotografia/cinematography
Erik Wilson
montaggio/film editing
Jonathan Amos
scenografia/production design
Simon Rogers
musica/music
Nick Cave, Warren Ellis
suono/sound
Joakim Sundström
interpreti/cast
Susie Bick, Warren Ellis, Darian Leader, Ray Winstone, Blixa Bargeld, Kylie Minogue, Arthur Cave, Earl Cave, Thomas Wydler, Martyn Casey, Conway Savage, Jim Sclavunos, Barry Adamson, George Vjestica
produttori/producers
James Wilson, Dan Bowen
produzione/production
JW Films, Pulse Films
coproduttore/coproducer
Alex Dunnett
distribuzione/distribution
Nexo Digital
contatti/contacts
Nexo Digital
Franco di Sarro
+39 02 80 51 633
info@nexodigital.it
www.nexodigital.it
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