'Quite simply, it's one of the most transcendent close-up looks at the process of creating rock & roll I’ve ever seen.' (Entertainment Weekly)
From The Sky Down, directed by Davis Guggenheim, tells the story behind the recording of the band's 1991 album Achtung Baby and was the first ever documentary film to open the Toronto International Film Festival.
'Twenty years after the release of U2’s Achtung Baby (1991), Davis Guggenheim charts the path toward this groundbreaking album. Guggenheim uses animation and unseen footage from Berlin and Dublin alongside conversation to reveal what is now a key chapter in U2’s career. '
The film was broadcast in the UK as part of the BBC’s Imagine Series and released worldwide on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday 12th December 2011, with US release the following month.
The Blu-ray and DVD 'Directors Cut' release includes bonus footage of So Cruel, Love Is Blindness, and The Fly shot during the band’s 2011 return to Hansa Studios - and a Q&A with Bono, Edge and Davis Guggenheim filmed at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Directed by Davis Guggenheim
Ted Skillman, Belisa Balaban, Davis Guggenheim, Brian Celler
Universal Music Group