Directed by Andrew Dominik, and filmed in a mixture of 3D, black and white and colour. The film chronicles the making of the band’s 16th studio album, the critically acclaimed ‘Skeleton Key’, including live performances by the band in the recording studio. As well as dealing with the aftermath of the death of Nick Cave‘s son, 15 year old Arthur. Who died after falling from a cliff near Cave‘s family home in Brighton, whilst the album was being recorded. Dominik has stated in interviews that Cave decided to film the documentary, in part, to avoid promoting the record and therefore having to talk about Arthur’s death to journalists.
The film garnered critical acclaim for it’s sometimes uncomfortably honest portrayal of Cave‘s grief and his desire to work through the pain both on the record and the documentary, making several critics lists of the best films of 2016.
The band have also announced a series of tour dates for 2017 primarily in Australia and North America.