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Directed by Ian Forsyth, Jane Pollard

United Kingdom 2014 97 mins.

An inventive ode to creativity, 20,000 Days on Earth fuses drama and reality by weaving the journey of a fictional day in Nick Cave’s life, giving us a window into his creative process through staged, but not scripted scenes and encounters as well as more traditional footage of his rehearsals and performances. In the world of the Australian musician, songwriter, and occasional film actor, the mundane gives way to the fantastic and a coterie of surprising and engaging collaborators who offer revealing glimpses into Cave’s legendary, enigmatic oeuvre. Winner, Best Director prize at the Sundance Film Festival. “This innovative study playfully disguises itself as fiction while more than fulfilling the requirements of a biographical documentary.”—Variety.