Liam Gallagher documentary 'As It Was' to screen at Cannes film festival

Rock and roll star, who opens for the Rolling Stones this month, says the documentary is about his 'musical comeback'

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
Friday 04 May 2018 08:33
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Liam Gallagher will be the subject of a new documentary premiering at Cannes Film Festival this month.

​According to The Hollywood Reporter, Liam Gallagher: As It Was tells the "emotional story of how one of the greatest rock frontmen went from the dizzying heights of his champagne supernova years in Oasis to living on the edge, ostracised and lost in the musical wilderness of boredom, booze and legal battles".

“The film depicts Liam emerging from Noel's shadow, managing expectations from being in the biggest band in the world to starting alone again alone, stripped bare, with nowhere to hide.”

The documentary follows the 2016 release of Supersonic, a two-hour film that traces Noel and Liam Gallagher and their Oasis bandmates' peak years, including the drama and sibling rivalry.

It will be directed by Charlie Lightening, who has worked with Gallagher previously on Beady Eye videos and on his video for “Chinatown”.

As It Was is a documentary about my musical comeback,” Liam Gallagher said in a statement. “It covers the writing and recording of my first solo album, right through to playing it live for the first time in my hometown of Manchester and around the world. I hope you enjoy the film.”

Gallagher released his debut solo album, As You Were, last year to positive reviews. He embarks on a brief North American solo tour this month, before returning to the UK to open for the Rolling Stones at London Stadium on 22 May.

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