Biography Dox

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Brett Morgen
Screening time  
22.02. / Monday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 3  
Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time.

Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time, we experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the only ever fully authorised portrait of the famed music icon. Academy Award nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music, never seen before movies, animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest friends. This visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist at odds with his surroundings follows Kurt from his earliest years. Fans and those of the Nirvana generation will learn things about Cobain they never knew while those who have recently discovered the man and his music will know what makes him the lasting icon that he still is today.


Brett Morgen

Brett Morgen earned a BA in Mythology and American History at Hampshire College and an MFA in film from NYU. His work has received international acclaim, including several premieres and a Special Jury award at Sundance, selection at Cannes, a DGA award, an Academy Award nomination, WGA and ACE nominations, numerous Emmy nominations, and a Peabody Award. Filmography: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015, screened at 2016 ZagrebDox), Crossfire Hurricane (2012), 30 For 30: June 17, 1994 (2010), On the Ropes (1999), Chicago 10 (2007), Nimrod Nation (2007), The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002). 

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Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Great Britain, USA
2015, 135' 40''

Directed by:
Brett Morgen

Screenplay by:
Brett Morgen

James Whitaker, Eric Edwards

Edited by:
Brett Morgen, Joe Beshenkovsky

Jeff Danna

Brett Morgen, Danielle Renfrew Behrens

Produced by:
Universal Pictures International Entertainment Content Group, HBO Documentary Films

Festivals & Awards:

International Documentary Association 2015 – Creative Recognition Award Best Editing, Ashland Independent Film Festival 2015 – Best Editing Feature Length Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2015, Berlin International Film Festival 2015, Emmy Awards 2015