New Trailer For Nick Cave’s Quasi-Documentary

July 15, 2014 | Sophie Weiner

Here’s a new trailer for 20,000 Days, the unique quasi-documentary starring Nick Cave from Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard. The film is a sort of enhanced version of reality. Nick Cave recounts his thoughts and experiences to a fictional (we assume) therapist, as we see snippets of his creative process.

Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit.

The film uses real artifacts of Cave’s past, photos, footage, etc., while placing him in a fictionalized present. Instead of aiming to be raw and truthful, the purpose of this format is to “not break the mythology,” of Nick Cave’s life, Forsyth told The Guardian.