Heaven Adores You
“Heaven Adores You” is a unique and intimate documentary on the profoundly sad and obscure singer/song-writer Elliott Smith, a musician whose rise to prominence in the 1990s and early 2000s was cut short by his untimely death at the age of 34. Since then, many have attempted to tell his story through various forms of media, but Nickolas Rossi has opted for a different approach. The American director presents us Smith’s personal history like never seen before.
The film opens in 1998, the year everything changed for Elliott. The young boy was just honoured with an Oscar nomination for his song “Miss Misery”, which brought him unwanted attention and lead him to a dark depression.
With more than thirty interviews, Rossi constructed a narration that allows Smith to recite his own story for himself. “Heaven Adores You” is a visual journey and an earnest review of the singer’s prolific songwriting and the impact it continues to have on fans, friends, and fellow musicians.