The first image from the forthcoming official Kurt Cobain documentary 'Cobain: Montage of Heck' has finally been released, giving us a glimpse into one of the most highly anticipated music documentaries of late.

Cobain: Montage Of Heck
First picture from 'Cobain: Montage of Heck'

The movie has been executively produced by the Nirvana frontman's 22-year-old daughter Frances Bean and marks the very first authorized documentary on the grunge legend, who tragically took his own life at the peak of Nirvana fame in 1994. The first image is a haunting painting of the singer walking away from a blue, wooden panelled house surrounded by trees, as the dull, dark grey sky bears down on him.

Directed by the Oscar nominated Brett Morgen (famous for his documentaries 'On the Ropes' and 'Chicago 10'), the film follows Cobain's journey to fame from his often troubled childhood in Aberdeen, Washington through to his success with grunge pioneers Nirvana, whose second album 'Nevermind' is still a landmark record in the modern music industry. It explores his struggles with heroin addiction, his tempestuous relationship with wife Courtney Love and the days leading up to his eventual suicide in the early nineties at the tender age of just 27.

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'Cobain: Montage of Heck' features a montage of priceless art and music, with never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with the people closest to him; including Love and his bandmates Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic.

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The film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24th 2015 and will make its international debut at the Berlin International Film Festival next month. It will reach UK cinemas in April before airing on HBO in the US on May 4th.