Following last year’s sold out event,
Hear My Eyes returns to MIFF with a live soundtrack event
scored to Nicolas Winding Refn’s cult classic Drive.
9.30pm Saturday 4 Aug at Regent Theatre SOLD OUT
7.30pm Sunday 19 Aug at Comedy Theatre SOLD OUT
For this exclusive event, Hear My Eyes have recruited an all-star super group from some of Melbourne’s most unique bands to produce a one-off experience of epic proportions. The musicians will perform tracks from the film’s original soundtrack such as Nightcall, Under Your Spell and A Real Hero, as well as performing a new atmospheric soundscape of dry-pulsing beats, gritty industrial tracks and deeply romantic ambient synth, all written specifically for this performance.
Nkechi Anele (Saskwatch) – vocals
Cayn Borthwick (NO ZU) – saxophone / guitar (not performing 19 August)
Jack Doepel (Krakatau) - saxophone / guitar (not performing 4 August)
Adam Halliwell (Mildlife) – guitar / vocals
Casey Hartnett (Sleep Decade) – synthesizer / electronic instruments
Corin Ileto (CORIN) – synthesizer / electronic instruments
Kevin McDowell (Mildlife) – synthesizer / vocals
Maria Moles (Jaala) – drums / electronic drums / percussion
Becky Sui Zhen (Sui Zhen) – synthesizer / vocals / electronic instruments
Siobhan McGinnity – Back-up vocals
Sophie Corbett – Back-up vocals
Creative Director: Haydn Green
Starring Ryan Gosling as an unnamed mechanic and stunt driver with a sideline as a getaway wheelman, and Carey Mulligan (also appearing in MIFF2018’s opening night film, Wildlife), Refn’s break-out 2011 hit is a propulsive and stylish thriller that won him that year’s Best Director award at Cannes – where the film also scored a 15-minute standing ovation.
Also featuring Bryan Cranston, Ron Pearlman, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks and Albert Brooks, Drive is both stunningly violent and exquisitely beautiful, with luminous cinematography, jaw-dropping four-wheeled choreography and that soundtrack! Former Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Cliff Martinez’s ethereal ’80s synth-pop inspired score mixed with electro house numbers from Kavinski (featuring Lovefoxxx), Chromatics, Desire and Electric Youth elevated the film beyond its arthouse neo-noir Fast and the Furious-style story and helped cement Drive as one of 2011’s most acclaimed films.