Anton Corbijn on his new Depeche Mode film: “They’re the biggest cult band in the world”

Anton Corbijn on his new Depeche Mode film: “They’re the biggest cult band in the world”

A new documentary about Depeche Mode, Spirits in the Forest, will trace the stories of six of the group’s fans who live all over the world, as they journey to a concert by the band in Berlin.

The film, which was helmed by longtime Depeche Mode collaborator Anton Corbijn and presented by Trafalgar Releasing, Sony Music Entertainment and BBH Entertainment, will get screenings around the world on November 21st.

Tickets go on sale September 26th via a dedicated website.

“I’m exceptionally proud to share this film and the powerful story that it tells,” Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan said in a statement, reports Rolling Stone. “It’s amazing to see the very real ways that music has impacted the lives of our fans.”

Meanwhile, NME magazine caught up with Corbijn to look back at his extraordinary career – and find out what sets Depeche Mode apart.

“It’s just a different take on a live film, really. I don’t really like live films, but I need to with Depeche because I design everything so I want there to be a document of it. They were only interested if there was a different angle to it, so we decided to look at the reason for why Depeche Mode was still growing. They have all these fans and they’re the biggest cult band in the world. It’s unbelievable. They play the same places as U2 and the last tour was the most successful one that they’ve ever done.”

Read full interview HERE