A trailer has been released for forthcoming documentary Cobain: Montage Of Heck, the first authorised film about the life of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
Shared today exclusively via Yahoo, the clip features poignant footage of Kurt’s life, from his childhood through to his relationship with Courtney Love and the birth of his daughter Frances Bean. Bean, now 22, served as Executive Producer on the project.
Speaking at the time of the film’s announcement, Director Brett Morgen said: “I started work on this project eight years ago. Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be limited amounts of fresh material to unearth,” he says.
“However, once I stepped into Kurt’s archive, I discovered over 200 hours of unreleased music and audio, a vast array of art projects – oil paintings, sculptures – countless hours of never-before-seen home movies, and over 4000 pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media.”
The film premiered to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival in January. It is due to receive it public debut on the 4th May via US TV channel HBO. A cinema release will follow.