Marley

Directed by Kevin Macdonald

England - 2012 - Documentary - 144' - in English with Arabic and French subtitles
With Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Rita Marley

Studio:
Entertainment One
Producers:
Steve Bing, Charles Steel
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Synopsis

From Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (One Day In September, The Last King of Scotland) comes the story of a towering figure of musical history, whose music and message has transcended different cultures, languages and creeds to resonate around the world today as powerfully as when he was alive.

Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. Marley is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.

Director's biography

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Kevin Macdonald was born on October 28, 1967, in Glasgow, Scotland, and attended boarding school at Glenalmond College. He is the grandson of Hungarian-born filmmaker Emeric Pressburger, and began his career by directing a screen adaptation of his grandfather’s written biography. He adapted the book, called “The Life and Death of a Screenwriter,” into a TV movie called The Making of an Englishman (1995).

He continued on the same path, filming many more biographical documentaries such as Chaplin’s Goliath (1996), The Moving World of George Rickey (1997), One Day in September (1999), Donald Cammell: The Ultimate Performance (1998), A Brief History of Errol Morris (2000) and Touching the Void (2003). The documentary One Day in September, about a Palestinian terrorist group holding Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Munich Olympics, was a highlight of Macdonald’s documentary film career. The film won the 1999 Oscar for Best Documentary.

In 2006, Macdonald took on his first feature film, The Last King of Scotland, based on the real-life events of brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin’s regime in the 1970s. Among a long list of coveted awards, the film also earned its lead actor, Forest Whitaker, the 2007 Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor.

Macdonald ended up going back to his documentary films, with My Enemy’s Enemy (2007) and Life in a Day (2011). In 2012, he directed the documentary Marley about the life, music and legacy of reggae icon Bob Marley.

He currently lives in London with his wife, set decorator Tatiana Lund. The pair have been married since 1999 and have three sons.

Filmography

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Marley (2012)
Life in a Day (2011)
The Eagle of the Ninth (2010)
State of Play (2009)
My Enemy’s Enemy (2007)
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Touching the Void (2003)
A Brief History of Errol Morris (2000)
One Day in September (1999)
Donald Cammell: The Ultimate Performance (1998)
The Moving World of George Rickey (1997)
Chaplin’s Goliath (1996)

MC Distribution rights

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Lebanon (Theatrical)



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