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PJ Harvey documentary to premiere at Berlin International Film Festival

By | Published on Wednesday 19 December 2018

PJ Harvey

A new documentary following the making of PJ Harvey’s 2016 album ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ is set to premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February.

Titled ‘A Dog Called Money’, the film is directed by Seamus Murphy – who previously worked on short films to accompany tracks from Harvey’s ‘Let England Shake’ album and took photographs for her book of poetry, ‘Hollow Of The Hand’. As well as filming Harvey and her band recording the album in a glass box at London’s Somerset House, he also travelled with her to Afghanistan, Kosovo and Washington, DC as she gathered material to write lyrics about.

“Polly and I know and trust each other”, says Murphy. “Enough for her to travel with me to Afghanistan and other challenging places, and for me to believe she’d bring back magic. She then invited me into a big white box behind one-way windows to film every moment of the recording of the songs she brought back. Individually and together, this is our response to what we encountered”.

The Berlin International Film Festival takes place on 7-17 Feb next year. Exact details of the screening of ‘A Dog Called Money’ have not yet been announced.