Trailer: Bright Lights

The first trailer for Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher provides an insight into the relationship between the two late stars.

The mother-daughter duo died within a day of each other last week, and HBO has now brought the premiere date for the documentary forward. It originally premiered at the 2016 Cannes film festival.

It focuses on the close bond between the pair, who lived as neighbors in Hollywood, and their struggles with depression, finance and age. It received positive reviews on the festival circuit, with the Hollywood Reporter’s David Rooney praising its “bittersweet pleasure”.

“I had always wanted to show my mother off the stage, off the screen, because she’s such an amazing character,” Fisher said at the Telluride film festival last year. “I wanted someone to capture that.”

Fisher died of a heart attack on 27 December and Reynolds died of a stroke on 28 December. The pair will be remembered at a joint private memorial this week.

The film will premiere on HBO on 7 January.

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