Drafthouse Films has snapped up North American rights to Sundance winner “20,000 Days on Earth,” visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s debut portrait of musician and cultural icon Nick Cave.
The film is a blend of drama and documentary, capturing a fictional day in the life of Cave while also honing in on his artistic process. It recently had its world premiere at Sundance, where it was awarded both Best Director and Editing in the World Cinema section, and is getting its European premiere at the currently unspooling Berlin Film Festival.
Cave and Warren Ellis wrote the original score for the film. Drafthouse is planning a 2014 theatrical release.