Athens International Film Festival

Heaven Adores You

"Heaven Adores You". Which makes perfect sense when your art and your music combine heaven and your own personal hell. Every great artist comes with his own personal hell.

"Heaven Adores You". Which makes perfect sense when your art and your music combine heaven and your own personal hell. Every great artist comes with his own personal hell.

Elliott Smith, plagued by addiction and depression, died in 2003 at age 34 from two self-inflicted stab wounds to the chest. A self-taught musician, he channeled his demons into his songwriting. His performances where heartrendingly honest, his lyrics were always enigmatic, his delivery was cathartically direct and his talent on the guitar was unparalleled.

Nickolas Rossi's documentary on the Elliott Smith phenomenon is a respectful tribute and an honest attempt at finding some answers to the countless questions surrounding this idiosyncratic artist, who somehow managed to become a legend without ever gracing any magazine covers.

But what "Heaven Adores You" mainly focuses on, is the fact that no one, not even his nearest and dearest, really knew anything about him. Just like one of his lyrics so eloquently puts it, " I'm never gonna know you now, but I'm gonna love you anyhow". T.Th.


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Σκηνοθεσία / Director
Nickolas Rossi

Φωτογραφία / DoP
Jeremiah Gurzi, Nickolas Rossi

Μουσική / Music
Elliott Smith

Μοντάζ / Editor
Nickolas Rossi, Eli Olson

Εμφανίζονται / Featuring
Elliott Smith, Autumn de Wilde Marc Swanson,
Larry Crane, Chris Douridas, Aaron Espinoza

ΗΠΑ / USA
2014
Εγχρωμο / Color
DCP
96'
Αγγλικά / English



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