This Much I Know To Be True

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  • A must-watch for Nick Cave fans, This Much I Know to Be True simply and soberly highlights the redemptive power of music.
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    Paul ByrnesSydney Morning Herald
    I’ve never been a big fan of Cave. This film made me rethink his talent and gifts. Some will long for the days of short, sharp and violent Cave, the baddest of the bad seeds, but this new Cave is like a messenger from a higher place in the tower of song.
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    Jordan KingEmpire Magazine
    Musically sublime, gracefully directed, and filled with an inspiring optimism that couldn’t be more timely, this is another first-class exercise in capturing music on film from Dominik, Cave and Ellis.
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    Leslie FelperinGuardian
    There is much to enjoy, not least for fans of Marianne Faithfull, here on delightfully cranky form when called upon to contribute vocals for a performance.
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    Mark KermodeObserver (UK)
    The atmosphere is stripped down and austere, allowing the songs to speak for themselves as they transport us from this world to the next.
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    Marina AshiotiLittle White Lies
    A vividly emotional yet meandering 105-minute Nick Cave track.
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    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    An emotional, powerful experience that I cant wait to see again.
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    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    A phenomenal doco that's a portrait of expression, a musing on an exceptional collaboration and a rumination upon existence.


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    Chad ByrnesLA Weekly/Village Voice
    Evidence of underlying pathos and reserve resides in his music, which is altogether mournful, majestic, and magical, beautifully captured by Dominik.
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    Dennis Harvey48 Hills
    The graceful, atmospheric filmmaking perfectly suits the weighty, solemn pitch of a playlist that gradually grows more energetic—but not too much, and not for long.
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    Alastair McKayUncut Magazine [UK]
    Cave puts his more traditional songs aside to respond to Ellis’ wild energy. The musical sequences are impeccably rendered.
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