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23 May 2022

‘Moonage Daydream’ – New Bowie Documentary Trailer Released

David Bowie Moonage Daydream Film
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Moonage Daydream – a new feature-length film dissecting David Bowie’s creative, musical and spiritual journey — will premiere this evening at the Cannes Film Festival and the first trailer has been released.

Directed by Brett Morgen (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, The Kid Stays In The Picture), the docufilm promises to take viewers on an “immersive” journey through via “sublime, kaleidoscopic imagery, personal archived footage, unseen performances” that are steered by Bowie’s music and words.

Moonage Daydream is the first film to be supported by the David Bowie Estate, which granted Morgen unprecedented access to its collection. Morgen revealed at CinemaCon last month that the estate presented him with more than five hundred assets from Bowie’s archibe in 2017.

Included in the collection were “rare and never-before-seen drawings, recordings, films, and journals. Morgen spent four years assembling the film and another 18 months designing the soundscape, animations, and colour palette”.

“Bowie cannot be defined, he can be experienced,” Morgen told the crowd at CinemaCon back in April. “That is why we crafted Moonage Daydream, to be a unique cinematic experience.” He also said he had spent two years “scrolling through every piece of material in the Bowie archive” to craft the film.

After spending five years in production, Moonage Daydream will examine not only the life but also the creative wizardry of Bowie, who worked across several disciplines — most notably music and film — but also explored art forms throughout his life including dance, painting, sculpture, video and audio collage, screenwriting, acting and live theatre.

The film is expected to premiere on HBO and HBO Max in the spring of 2023.

It has been confirmed that songs cleared for the film from Bowie’s staggering back catalogue include Changes, Starman, Ziggy Stardust, The Jean Genie, All The Young Dudes, Life on Mars, Rebel Rebel, Fame, Young Americans and Golden Years.

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