Director Brett Morgen on Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck
Cobain: Montage of Heck is the first authorised biopic charting the life of Kurt Cobain, based on the Nirvana frontman's vast personal archives. Director Brett Morgen explains the genesis of the project, and the work that went into the portrait of Cobain's life, in this video interview.
Morgen explains: "Kurt had very limited interactions with media during his lifetime, so the public's perception of Kurt... has been heavily steeped in mythology and projection and fantasy. With Montage of Heck, for the first time, audiences are going to meet Kurt Cobain."
The film premiered at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas last week, with our music editor reporting that “Morgen takes the duty of care one would expect of a lifer fan, interspersing compelling new commentary from his family and friends with unseen early rehearsals and career-charting concert footage of the band at its most volcanic.”
Cobain: Montage of Heck is out in cinemas across the UK on 10 Apr; the film will screen as part of Glasgow Film Theatre’s new Sound & Vision strand of film and music events.