AVICII: TRUE STORIES
A COMPELLING NEW FILM BY Levan Tsikurishvili
COMING TO CINEMAS FROM OCTOBER 26
Tickets On Sale from Monday September 11th
EXCLUSIVE TO CINEMAS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY – INCLUDES PERFORMANCE OF AVICII’S LAST EVER SHOW
HOW IS IT TO BE YOU? HOW IS IT TO BE AVICII?:
The Unvarnished Truth
Piece of Magic Entertainment announced today that Avicii: True Stories, a compelling new documentary film by Levan Tsikurishvili, will be premiering on October 26 in selected cinemas worldwide. Avicii: True Stories traces the unvarnished truth behind the success of Grammy-nominated producer, songwriter and artist Avicii (A.K.A. Tim Bergling)– one of the world’s highest grossing live music artists whose seemingly sudden decision last year to quit doing live shows came as a complete chock to his fans and the industry. The film reveals the choices he faced and his thoughts at the time.
The showings of Avicii: True Stories will be followed by a 30 minute concert film of Avicii’s final show in Ibiza August 28, 2016.
The film traces the artist/DJ’s life from his beginnings, all the way to the joy of his success, from his chart-topping global radio hits and subsequent struggles with his physical and mental health. Tsikurishvili followed Bergling for over four years, and captured fly-on-the-wall footage of his experiences and thinking.
Featuring appearances by colleagues such as Chris Martin, Nile Rodgers, David Guetta and Wyclef Jean, Avicii: True Stories is a cautionary tale that explores the taxing nature and intensity of fame from the artist’s point of view as much as it is a film for Avicii’s die-hard fans.
“I wanted to do a brutally honest film about Tim as a person and not only about Avicii. Everybody knows Avicii but very few people know Tim. I think this documentary really shows Tim’s struggle and strength of character. Being a worldwide superstar artist is not as easy as it looks on Instagram”, Tsikurishvili says.
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The Avicii story begins when he won a production competition held by Pete Tong in 2008. In 2011, he transformed into a titan seemingly overnight with progressive house instant classic “LE7ELS.” The year that followed saw him become the first EDM DJ to pull off a worldwide arena tour. Avicii shattered expectations of what dance music could be when he unveiled the dance-country swing of “Wake Me Up” at Ultra Music Festival Miami in 2013. The year of 2015 should have been a peak for the producer, but behind the scenes, it was too much. Stress, anxiety and illness were eating him away. He had played more than 800 shows. After an eight month break from touring, in March of 2016, Avicii played Ultra Miami again. Ten days later he announced his retirement, and on the night of August 28, 2016 in Ibiza, Tim Bergling, aka Avicii, played his last show.
About Levan Tsikurishvili
Stockholm-based documentary filmmaker who has also directed music videos, documentary series television, and concert films. Avicii: True Stories (2017) is Tsikurishvili’s 4th documentary feature. He has been following Tim Bergling since 2013, and on a near-daily basis over the last three years.
About Piece Of Magic Entertainment
Piece of Magic Entertainment is a one-stop production and worldwide distribution company for artists, organizations and licensors, housing its own production studio, post-production facilities and crew. For more information:www.pieceofmagic.com.