Led Zeppelin's 50th anniversary will be marked with a new documentary that will be previewed to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival next week.  

The Press Association says the documentary is directed by American filmmaker Bernard MacMahon, who helmed the acclaimed music series American Epic, and charts Led Zeppelin's rise from the 1960s.

The documentary, which is currently in post-production, features new interviews with the surviving Led Zeppelin members, singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones. Drummer John Bonham died of pulmonary aspiration in 1980.

It is the first time Led Zeppelin have participated in a documentary, with previously unseen footage and photos promised. 

"When I saw everything Bernard had done both visually and sonically on the remarkable achievement that is American Epic, I knew he would be qualified to tell our story," said Page.

The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 14 to 25. 

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