Kate Bush: Running Up That Hill

Director Adrian Sibley
United Kingdom / 60 min. / 2014 / English


She was an original, a rarity in the pop world. Her songs sounded like nobody else’s. The Kate Bush Story unveils this “beautiful mystery”. John Lydon, Neil Gaiman, Bat For Lashes, Tori Amos and Brett Anderson (Suede) admire her “vocal gymnastics”, courage, dances, enigma and precociousness. What a woman. 


She was an original, a rarity in the pop world. Her songs sounded like nobody else's and appeared to have no predecessors. In the words of Elton John, "these weren't normal songs." The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill unveils the "beautiful mystery" of Kate Bush. A breath-taking line-up of famous fans praise the artist. John Lydon (Sex Pistols, P.I.L.) talks about her "almost hysterical, absolutely fascinating" voice. Comic author Neil Gaiman exclaims that "Wuthering Heights" was like banshee music. "A woman from another world singing about a book!" Brett Anderson (Suede) decrees, "People had to make up their own version of who she is". There's more: Tricky, Bat For Lashes, Viv Albertine (The Slits), Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos, Annie Clark (St. Vincent)... Archive images and old interviews, help solve the conundrum: her influences, her precociousness (at 15 she already had 100 songs; at 16 she recorded "The man with the child in his eyes"); the roots of her "vocal gymnastics" (Brett Anderson dixit); her refusal to perform live (she only did two tours); her love of adventure and experimentation. And finally, her admission into the disappearing artists club: at the end of the '80s she vanished from the public eye to dedicate herself to being a full time mother. What a woman. 

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Kate Bush, Sir Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Stephen Fry, Tori Amos, David Gilmour

Enda Mullen

Chris Titus - King

Sound designer
Kate Davis

Adrian Sibley

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