Berlin: Drafthouse Picks Up Nick Cave's '20,000 Days on Earth' for North America
The film premiered at Sundance, where it won both the best directing and best editing awards in the World Cinema Documentary category.
Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to semifictional film 20,000 Days on Earth, starring Nick Cave, from Hanway Films.
Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s directorial debut premiered in January at Sundance, where it won the best directing and best editing awards in the World Cinema Documentary category. The pic will have its European premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival.
The film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is planning a theatrical release for the film this year.
Set to an original score by Cave and Warren Ellis, 20,000 Days on Earth is an intimate look at the artistic process that follows a fictional day in Cave's life.
The inventive pic, a Pulse Films/JW Films production, was produced by James Wilson and Dan Bowen with the support of Film4, Corniche Pictures amd the BFI.
“I am among many who consider Nick Cave the unofficial poet laureate of the modern age,” says Drafthouse Films founder Tim League in a statement. “While his music fans are already eagerly anticipating this release, I am personally excited to share this riveting portrait of a modern creative genius with a much wider audience.”
THR's critic David Rooney, who reviewed the film at Sundance, wrote: "What makes 20,000 Days on Earth distinctive is that it provides an overview of the man and his art while creating the illusion that this has come together organically -- out of poetic ruminations, casual encounters, ghost-like visitations and good old Freudian psychoanalysis."
The deal was negotiated by League and James Emanuel Shapiro on behalf of Drafthouse Films and Thorsten Schumacher, managing director at Hanway Films, for the producers.
- Prince Takes Over the 'Arsenio Hall Show,' Debuts New Funky Song
- A Train, a Trestle and 60 Seconds to Escape: How 'Midnight Rider' Victim Sarah Jones Lost Her Life
- 'Divergent' Star Shailene Woodley: The Next Jennifer Lawrence?
- 'Noah' Banned in Several Middle Eastern Countries
- Lindsay Lohan's OWN Series Gets First Official Trailer (Video)
- MOST SHARED
- MOST POPULAR
- This Guy's Acapella Version Of Mike Tyson's 'Punch Out' Will Make You Nostalgic (VIDEO)
- Conan O'Brien Gives Body-Slam Filled Review Of The WWE 2K14 Video Game
- George Lopez Returns With 'Saint George' And Talks Diversity On Television (VIDEO)
- Brittany Murphy & Dakota Fanning Were The Perfect Couple In 'Uptown Girls'
- Ian Somerhalder Sings Smokey Robinson Classic in 'Esquire China' Behind the Scene Video - Watch Now!
- 'Glee'Actor Harry Shum Jr. is Engaged to Girlfriend Shelby Rabara!
- Nicole Richie Proudly Rocks New Purple Hair at Lunch with Joel Madden!
- Zooey Deschanel's 'New Girl' & Mindy Kaling's 'Mindy Project' Get Early Renewals From Fox!