Berlin Cinema Guide: ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’

Originally intended to be released exclusively on HBO, Brett Morgen’s highly-anticipated (and first official) documentary about Kurt Cobain, will receive a limited theatrical run in as many as 72 countries, including Germany.

“Within 90 days, the whole world will have access to the film,” Morgen told Billboard at the South by Southwest film festival, which took place a few weeks ago.

Prior to its SXSW screening, the documentary premiered and was well-received at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to premiere internationally at this year’s Berlinale. 

The poignant documentary presents the late Nirvana frontman’s story in his own words. Executively produced by Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck tells of the singer-songwriter’s life through a multimedia mix of personal photographs, diary entires, audio tapes, home movies and additional animation. Familiar faces such as Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Courtney Love, Cobain’s mother, plus many more closest to the rocker, are interviewed. It’s a candid and strikingly intimate portrait of the life and art of the tragically misunderstood rock star, that you do not want to miss!

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