Early in 2010, U2 returned to Hansa Studios in Berlin to discuss the making of Achtung Baby. From The Sky Down, is a documentary film directed by Academy Award winning director Davis Guggenheim (It Might Get Loud, Waiting for Superman, An Inconvenient Truth).
Screened in the UK as part of the BBCâ€™s Imagine Series, From The Sky Down was the first ever documentary film to open the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. Now set for release on Blu-ray and DVD, From The Sky Down includes bonus footage of So Cruel, Love Is Blindness, and The Fly shot last May during the bandâ€™s visit to Hansa Studios to mark the 20th anniversary of Achtung Baby; as well as a Q&A with Bono, The Edge and Davis Guggenheim filmed at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011.
Twenty years after the release of U2â€™s Achtung Baby (1991), Davis Guggenheim chartsÂ the path toward this groundbreaking album. Guggenheim uses animation and unseen footage from Berlin and Dublin alongside conversation to reveal what is now a key chapter in U2â€™s career.
â€œIn the terrain of rock bands – implosion or explosion is seemingly inevitable. U2 has defied the gravitational pull towards destructionâ€¦ this band has endured and thrived.Â From The Sky DownÂ asks the question why.â€ Davis Guggenheim