Event information:

Film: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Musicians: 30/70
Venue: Grey Gardens Projects
Date: 18th of July, 2015

Hear My Eyes and Speakeasy Cinema present Aphichatphong Wirasetthakun's Palme d'Or winner 'Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives' with a live, improvised score by Melbourne hip hop jazz musicians 30/70.


film Synopsis

While suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a non-human form. Contemplating the reasons for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious hilltop cave – the birthplace of his first life...


Musicians

30/70 are an improvisational based instrumental, hip-hop jazz group who produce lively, energetic beats. The group is heavily influenced by artists like such as J-Dilla and Madlib.


Venue

Grey Gardens Projects - 51 Victoria Street, Fitzroy
Saturday, July 18 at 8:00pm

Grey Gardens Project Space


Hear my eyes reviews

This supernatural meditation on dying will be set to a live, improvised score by Melbourne hip-hop jazz musicians 30/70. Hear My Eyes director Haydn Green says a good “re-score” is a matter of matching the right musicians to the film.

“I had 30/70 lined up and they had a direction they wanted to take it in; they wanted slow, contemplative, meditative cinema that was poetic and slightly spiritual,” he says.
— Dylan Rainforth, The Age
If the roaring success of the first event is anything to go by and if you find, as I have, hearing only through a single organ rather limiting, then come and shake up your boring Melbourne winter with a dual sensory trip that will not disappoint – Hear My Eyes.
— Amy Shackell, Maggie Journal of Live Art

Film reviews

This beautiful, mysterious and playful film ... is about ghosts, past lives and the fear of death, things that in another sort of movie would be presented as scary or sentimental, but are here accepted as alternative phenomena, existing alongside day-to-day normalities. The poetry is all in this calm and gentle equivalence. The film’s sublimely spiritual quality induces a benign narcosis.
— Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian - 5 out of 5 stars
Perhaps our conscious identities exist all the time, and occasionally surface into the material world ... Later perhaps, if we live carefully and well, as we grow closer to death, some tendrils from the other side reach out to greet us.
— Roger Ebert, 3.5 out of 4 stars