A new trailer has been shared for the forthcoming feature-length documentary The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart. The film, the first of its kind on the global hitmakers the Gibb Brothers, will be released on December 3.
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, named after one of their scores of universally-adored compositions, chronicles the rise of the group, their personal story and the legacy of their peerless song catalog. Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb wrote more than 1,000 songs and have sold over 220 million records to date.
The film is a Polygram Entertainment presentation of a Kennedy/Marshall and White Horse Pictures production, in association with Diamond Docs. It includes new interviews with Barry Gibb, Eric Clapton, Mark Ronson, Noel Gallagher, Lulu, Nick Jonas, Chris Martin, and Justin Timberlake.
It’s directed by the Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and producer Frank Marshall, known for his work on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Seabiscuit, and Jurassic World: Dominion. The new documentary was an official selection for the 2020 Telluride Film Festival.
Marshall also produces the film with Nigel Sinclair and Jeanne Elfant Festa – part of the award-winning team behind HBO’s The Apollo and producers of The Beatles: Eight Days a Week and HBO’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World – and Mark Monroe (The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, Icarus).
“Like so many people around the world, I’ve loved the Bee Gees’ music all my life,” says Marshall. “But it wasn’t until I did my first interview with Barry, almost three years ago, that I began to discover their uncanny creative instincts, their musical gifts, their humor, and the brotherhood and family that made them so unique. It’s been such an honor to be involved in this movie and celebrate the massive impact the Bee Gees have had on popular music.”
Spotlight on superstars, brothers and songwriters
Adds Jody Gerson, executive producer and chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group: “I’m honored to shine a spotlight on the Bee Gees, not only as superstars, but as brothers and iconic songwriters. Their music made an indelible impact on music and culture, and we’re thrilled to share their story with fans all around the world.”
Producer Nigel Sinclair notes: “Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb’s talent made an extraordinary impact across five continents over five decades and their legacy will be felt for generations to come. It is an incredible privilege to be able to bring the Bee Gees’ story to cinemas where audiences can experience the world these superstars created on the big screen, hopefully providing a welcome escape from the difficult times we are all currently living.”