Watch a trailer for David Bowie’s new movie ‘Moonage Daydream’
A new David Bowie film premieres today in the Midnight Screenings section of the Cannes Film Festival. A new trailer for Lunar Reverie is available now ahead of the film’s debut. You can see it below.
“Questions arose such as: Who is he? What is he? Where does he come from?” says a voice in the trailer. “Is he a creature of an alien power? Is he a creep? Is he dangerous? Is he smart? Stupid? Kind to his parents? Real? A simulacrum? Crazy, sane, male, female , robot? What is it?”
As the film’s writer and director Brett Morgen sees it, Lunar Reverie is the closest thing to answering these questions about the famously unconventional artist. Yet he does not consider the film a biography or a documentary.
“Bowie can’t be defined, he can be experienced,” said Morgen, who directed the 2015 film. Kurt Cobain: Heck Editingrecently said of the project at CinemaCon 2022. “That’s why we designed Lunar Reverie be a unique cinematic experience.
Using countless hours of footage from the Bowie Archive which is used with permission from his family and estate, Morgen said he spent two years going through the film’s material.
“David was there to show me that it was okay to be myself. That my differences were my strengths,” Morgen said. “In 1971, that idea was radical. is why David Bowie is the perfect star for this moment.After five years in production, Lunar Reverie is set to hit theaters in September and appear on HBO and HBO Max in the spring of 2023.
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