THIS MUCH I KNOW TO BE TRUE
Andrew Dominik / United Kingdom / 2022 / 105 min
Nick Cave and bandmate Warren Ellis in a brilliant film performance featuring tracks from the last two albums – with space for existential fan correspondence and Cave’s own porcelain sculptures of the devil’s life.
Six years after ‘One More Time With Feeling’ – created in the wake of Nick Cave’s 15-year-old son’s accidental death – arrives this equally beautiful but more uplifting follow-up. Unable to tour during the pandemic, Cave and his long-bearded bandmate Warren Ellis instead teamed up with filmmaker Andrew Dominik to develop a camera-only concert experience. The result is a performance of songs from Cave’s last two albums, with eminent camerawork by Oscar-nominated cinematographer Robbie Ryan and subtly dosed interview sequences about Cave’s creative collaboration with Ellis, his connection to his fans, and his new corona-hobby as a porcelain sculptor of episodes from the life of the devil!