Docu­men­tary portrays the life of the now cult figure Nick Drake (1948−1974), British singer and lyricist.
On a chilly autumn morning in 1974 the British singer and lyri­cist Nick Drake (1948−1974) was found dead. Twenty years later, Drake has become a cult figure. The media encour­ages the worship with head­lines like the cult­ness of the cult­nesses’ and his music is used in feature films and commer­cials. In the docu­men­tary, Berkvens visits the tran­quil land­scapes, spots, people and music from Nick Drake’s life in an attempt to under­stand the tragedy of this loner. Witnesses, including from his sister, describe Drake as a lonely kid who hardly left his parents’ home and for whom contact with others was a great effort. An honest artist who would not cope with the confronta­tion with his audi­ence, but grad­u­ally became bitter as he sought for recognition.

Title: A Skin Too Few - The Days of Nick Drake
Year: 2000
Duration : 48 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2000

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Korte Documentaire (2000)
Jeroen Berkvens

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