Frances and her mother, Courtney Love, have had a volatile relationship over the years, though recently they’ve become close again. In our story, Fricke describes how before the film’s premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, they watched Montage of Heck at a private screening room in Burbank, California. It was Love’s first time seeing the documentary, and Frances sat in her lap to help her through the film. In a particularly devastating scene in Montage, a clearly intoxicated Cobain struggles to sit upright as his infant daughter sits in his lap getting a haircut.
“My mother held me, cried on me and just said, ‘I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry,” Frances tells us, recalling watching that scene with her mother. “Just kept saying it over and over. But then she said, 'Do you realize how much your father loved you?’ And I said, 'Yeah, I do.’” Morgen remembers that Frances revealed more to him about that moment: “Frances said it was the first time her mom and apologized for anything relating to her youth.”
Frances Bean Cobain on Life After Kurt’s Death | Rolling Stone Magazine, April 2015 (x)