The first official trailer for the new film looking at the life Kurt Cobain has been released, with proof that this promises to be the most intimate account yet of the still much-missed musician and the talents and demons that lay inside him.
The film ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’ is the first on the tragic Nirvana frontman to be released with not just the authority but the help of Kurt Cobain’s family, including his widow Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean, who is listed as an exec producer.
The film contains previously unreleased footage of Kurt as a young boy, with his family
Director Brett Morgen, who previously made the award-winning documentary about film producer Robert Evans’ life, called ‘The Kid Stays in the Picture’, makes the same use of animation to illustrate some aspects of Kurt’s life.
The film shows Kurt and Courtney during the heady first months of their relationship
With its title taken from a mixtape compiled by Kurt when he was a teenager, the film explores how Kurt’s turbulent childhood played into his adulthood, into his creativity, and finally into his struggle with fame, culminating in his suicide in 1994. But it also includes previously unseen video footage and pictures, detailing his happiness with his own family, including pictures with Frances Bean, who was only tiny when he died, and has said that, through this film, she got to experience life with her father again.
… and Kurt embracing fatherhood with daughter Frances Bean
‘Cobain: Montage of Heck’ is in cinemas April 10, available to own on Digital Download from 24 April and on Blu-ray and DVD on 27 April. Here are some more vintage pictures of Kurt Cobain…