MYSTIFY Michael Hutchence

Directed by Richard Lowenstein
2019
Australia
102 minutes
MA15+
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Richard Lowenstein’s highly anticipated documentary on the INXS lead singer: a cornucopia of rarely-seen footage, Hutchence’s home videos and astounding music.

From childhood, Michael Hutchence's onscreen charisma is palpable, so it comes as no surprise when his career takes off. With his exuberant voice and pulsating stage presence, he gathered fans by the thousands and sold records by the millions. His sensuality pops off the screen, and his love affairs with women such as Helena Christensen, Kylie Minogue and Paula Yates appear super-heated and achingly romantic. But a traumatic brain injury and growing drug problem brought the dream to a tragic end in Sydney, 1997. It's rare for a music documentary to feel so firmly rooted in time and place. Lowenstein does this by keeping us in the heat of the moment, on stage or backstage, and the result is nothing short of magnetic.

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In life and death, he carved his own niche, and 'Mystify' is a more than worthy tribute.
Graham Fuller, Screen International
While 'Mystify' in many ways amplifies the tragedy of Hutchence's death, it also goes a long way toward explaining and humanizing it.
Katherine Turman, Variety

Special Guest

Richard Lowenstein
Director

Tickets

Thu 6 June
8:45pm
State Theatre
Past Event Cancel
Fri 7 June
4pm
Event Cinemas VMAX1
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Special Presentations, Selling Fast, Festival Guests
Year
2019
Classification
MA15+
Country
Australia
Language
In English
Director
Richard Lowenstein
Producer
Maya Gnyp, John Battsek, Sue Murray, Mark Fennessy, Richard Lowenstein, Lynn-Maree Milburn, Andrew de Groot
Cinematographer
Andrew de Groot
Editor
Richard Lowenstein, Lynn-Maree Milburn, Tayler Martin
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Documentary, Arts, Australian Films, Biography, Music
Company Credits
Distributor: Madman Entertainment
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