David Bowie: The Last Five Years explores the unexpected end to a remarkable career and celebrates the last years of the legendary musician’s life when he ended a decade of silence to engage in an extraordinary burst of activity, producing two ground-breaking albums and a musical.
On the 2003-2004 “Reality” tour, David Bowie had a frightening brush with mortality, suffering a heart attack during what was to be his final full concert. He then disappeared from public view, only re-emerging in the last five years of his life to make some of the most important music of his career.
Made with remarkable access, Francis Whately’s documentary is a revelatory follow-up to his acclaimed 2013 documentary “David Bowie: Five Years,” which chronicled Bowie’s golden ‘70s and early-‘80s period.
Featuring interviews with musicians, designers and video directors who worked with Bowie during this time, the documentary offers a fascinating insight into the creative skill that made Bowie one of the greatest artists of modern times.
David Bowie: The Last Five Years debuts in Asia on Sunday, July 15, exclusively on HBO (Astro Ch 411 / 431 HD) at 9pm. The documentary will also be available on HBO On Demand (via Astro GO).