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Watch first trailer for Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’ ‘This Much I Know To Be True’

The latest documentary from the bandmates and creative collaborators will arrive on May 11

By Nick Reilly

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis perform live
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis' film will hit cinemas later this year (Picture: Press)

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have shared the first full trailer for This Much I Know To Be True, the pair’s forthcoming documentary.

The trailer, which you can watch in full below, provides an intimate look at the pair’s working relationship ahead of the film’s global release on May 11.

“We all live our lives dangerously, in a state of jeopardy, at the edge of calamity,” a voiceover from Cave offers in the latest clip, as music from The Bad Seeds‘ 2019 album ‘Ghosteen’ plays in the background.

The Andrew Dominik-directed film is described as a companion piece to his 2016 music documentary ‘One More Time With Feeling’, which focused on the trauma that Cave and his family have experienced following the death of Cave’s son, Arthur, in 2015.

A first clip initially arrived last month and saw Cave reflect on his identity as an artist and, more simply, “a person”.

“I’m trying to wean myself off those definitions of myself that are about my occupation and see myself as a person, as a husband, as a father,” Cave says in the clip, referring to his typical habit of labelling himself first and foremost as a musician and writer.

Cave’s comments are followed by a scene that shows Ellis conduct a string quartet as Cave performs the track ‘Lavender Fields’.

The film was shot on location in London and Brighton last year and will “document the duo’s first performances of the albums and feature a special appearance by close friend and long-term collaborator, Marianne Faithfull”.

The creative partnership between Cave, Ellis and Dominik continues with the musicians scoring the director’s forthcoming Marilyn Monroe biopic ‘Blonde’. The trio also worked together on the 2007 film ‘The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford’.

In other Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds news, the band have been announced to play Best Kept Secret festival in the Netherlands this year alongside The StrokesAlt-jJamie xxMura MasaBeach HouseLeon BridgesSigridJessie Ware and others.