a-ha The Movie, a documentary about Norwegian band Synth Pop, will be released in UK cinemas on May 27.
The film follows a-ha over four years, featuring never-before-seen footage and interviews with members Pål Waaktaar-Savoy, Magne Furuholmen and Morten Harket.
After its world premiere at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, a-ha The Movie will be shown at the Dublin International Film Festival on March 3 and the Glasgow Film Festival on March 4-5.
The film will be released in the UK and Ireland in May, to coincide with the band’s upcoming UK tour, where they will play Liverpool, Birmingham, London and Bournemouth from 24-28 May.
The synopsis reads: “The documentary follows the band over four extraordinary years, sharing the full story of how three young men pursued their impossible dream to achieve major success. When “Take On Me” hit #1 on Billboard in the US in 1985, backed by From Steve Barron’s popular animated music video, this dream came true.
“Nearly 35 years after their separation, a-ha continues to create magic on stage with their timeless music. They cruise around the world, but drive different cars and stay away behind the scenes. They only meet on stage, while doing the one thing they love.”
“The film closely depicts the challenging creative and personal dynamics of a group of three strongmen. It is a story of great music, great ambitions, and a broken friendship – and perhaps forgiveness.”
A-ha The Movie directed by Thomas Robsahm (The Greatest Thing, Modern Slavery) and Aslaug Holm (Generation Utøya).
Over the course of their career, a-ha has released four live albums and ten studio albums, the latest being 2015’s “Cast In Steel”. The orchestral album “True North” will be released in late 2022.