TIFF 2022: ‘Moonage Daydream’

Brett Morgen is a brilliant documentarian as seen in Jane and Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck – the latter being one of the best movies ever made about a musician.  His latest endeavour Moonage Daydream, a documentary about enigmatic artist David Bowie, is cut from the same cloth as Montage of Heck but, this time, it’s billed as more of a “cinematic experience”.  And, it appears that most of the production’s focus has been applied to the audio/visual elements of its presentation.

Moonage Daydream is an overwhelming experiment that offers lots of stimulation.  It’s a film not only tailor-made for those who adore the work of Bowie, but those who also enjoy taking “sensory-enhancing hallucinogens” and seeing art in “a new light”.  While the movie lacks a direct narrative, I believe it fits the arbitrary and ambiguous nature of Bowie’s catalogue and stage persona.  On the other hand, it could also frustrate those who came for a more traditional feed of information.


Moonage Daydream screens at TIFF on:

Wednesday, September 14 at 4:00 p.m. @ Scotiabank Theatre.

Language: English
Runtime: 134 minutes

For more information on the festival, visit the official TIFF webpage here.

Buy tickets here.

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