Narrative filmmakers don’t always make the best documentary filmmakers. And vice versa. However, in the case of Andrew Dominik, he’s pretty damn capable of doing both. And his latest doc, “This Much I Know To Be True” showcases just how skillful he is when creating a film, regardless of the subject matter.
Music fans have likely heard the names Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. And even if you haven’t, the trailer for “This Much I Know To Be True” paints a picture of a film that looks incredibly interesting and artistic, even if you don’t know a lick of music from the two men at the center of the film. The documentary comes from acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Dominik. He’s probably best known as the filmmaker behind features such as “Killing Them Softly” and “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.” However, in terms of similar films to his new doc, you don’t have to look any further than his previous Nick Cave/Warren Ellis film, “One More Time with Feeling,” from 2016.
We were able to see “This Much I Know To Be True” earlier this year in Berlin, and in our review, we said, “Its cinematic prowess is not only a reflection of the director’s technical expertise and his insight into capturing their soulful, elegiac music but also a testament to the depth of the relationship built between subject and framer.”
“This Much I Know To Be True” debuts exclusively on MUBI on July 8. You can watch the new trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis:
Accompanied by singers, a string quartet, and a special appearance by long-term collaborator Marianne Faithfull, this absorbing documentary captures the mood and spirit of the central pair as they move through a new, optimistic phase. Featuring songs from two of their last studio albums: ‘Ghosteen’ and ‘Carnage’.