Iggy Pop has recorded a moving version of Dylan Thomas’ seminal poem Do Not Go Gentle. A powerful, raw and expressive read, it is the poem as we’ve never heard it.
Hot off the back of a US no.1 album, and during a sell out world tour at 69 years of age, the poem is a prequel to Iggy’s first ever appearance at the Cannes Festival of Creativity on Wednesday 22nd June and sets the tone for the conversation with Grey London’s Nils Leonard. The film, created by Leonard, partners Iggy words.
In a year that has seen countless legends fall, the film is what Leonard calls, “A salute to the most alive man I know.” And is a provocation on the world’s current obsession with dead heroes.
In Iggy’s words, ‘The stages are getting higher and higher. And I’m getting getting older and older.’ But he’s never stopped diving.