New Documentary “Depeche Mode: Spirits In The Forest” In Cinemas Worldwide November 21

Spirits in the Forest, a new documentary and concert film featuring Depeche Mode, will be screened in cinemas worldwide on November 21.

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For one night only in cinemas, Depeche Mode: Spirits in the Forest will screen across the world on November 21. A must-see for fans, this feature length documentary and concert film will screen in over 2,400 cinemas in over 70 countries.

Tickets go on sale on September 26 for a film which breaks convention by following, in part, the lives of six Depeche Mode fans as they discuss the band’s impact on them and their lives. Directed by the band’s longtime collaborator Anton Corbijn (who oversaw the band’s 2014 visual album, Live in Berlin and the brilliant Joy Division biopic Control), Spirits in the Sky’s focus is the band’s 2017/2018 Global Spirit Tour, which saw them play to over 3 million people at over 100 shows worldwide.

“I’m exceptionally proud to share this film and the powerful story that it tells,” Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan said in a statement. “It’s amazing to see the very real ways that music has impacted the lives of our fans.”

Diving into the deeply emotional stories of six special Depeche Mode fans, Corbijn, who has directed music videos for “Behind the Wheel,” “Personal Jesus,” and “A Question of Time,” among others, weaves an exhilarating musical performances filmed at the final shows of the tour at Berlin’s famed Waldbühne (“Forest Stage”) with intimate documentary footage filmed in the fans’ hometowns.

“In today’s world of turmoil and divisiveness, music really can be a force for good and can bring people together,” keyboardist, guitarist and co-lead vocalist Martin Gore said.

“Spirit”, Depeche Mode’s 14th studio album, was released in 2017. Gahan told Rolling Stone how the record had been inspired in part by seeing what the band considers to be global devolution.

“I wouldn’t call this a political album,” Gahan said, “because I don’t listen to music in a political way. But it’s definitely about humanity, and our place in that.”

Added Marc Allenby, CEO of Trafalgar Releasing which is released the film: “As a band who have always been on the cusp of innovation with their unique sound, we look forward to bringing fans around the world together to celebrate one of the most exciting and influential music acts of the last century.”


Amilia Totten
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Amilia Totten is a freelance writer, photographer and erstwhile time-waster. Her eclectic film favourites include the latest Hollywood blockbuster to European avant-garde and the joys of Bollywood.

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