Carmen Munroe in debbie tucker green’s ear for eye
Carmen Munroe in debbie tucker green’s ear for eye

ear for eye, the much anticipated second feature film from filmmaker and playwright debbie tucker green will world premiere at the 65th BFI London Film Festival and exclusively the same evening on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer. It is the second feature film from the BAFTA and Olivier Award-winning writer and director.

From front rooms, kitchens and campuses to the streets, ear for eye follows Black families, friends, students and older generations navigating British and American society today. Visually inventive, ear for eye explores demonstrations vs direct action, violence vs non-violence, the personal vs structural and features an impressive soundtrack from artists including Run the Jewels, FKA twigs and Kano.

The ensemble cast includes a wealth of established and rising Black screen and stage stars, including Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel, No Time To Die), Tosin Cole (Doctor Who, The Souvenir), Carmen Munroe (Desmond’s), Danny Sapani (Harlots, MotherFatherSon), Nadine Marshall (Sitting In Limbo) and Arinzé Kene (I’m Your Woman).

Writer and director of ear for eye, debbie tucker green said: “ear for eye has been re-written for film bringing intimate portraits of characters to screen cinematically in a way that only film can. With original music composed by Luke Sutherland and tracks by Sons of Kemet, Run the Jewels, Little Simz, Kano and FKA twigs the film inter-twines beats, dialogue, visuals and music shifting through time and place.”

Tricia Tuttle, BFI London Film Festival Director said: “debbie’s first feature Second Coming screened in our First Feature Competition in 2014, and it is such a privilege to have her back to World Premiere ear for eye, and also to present the premiere in this way with the BBC. Audiences across the UK can see the film on BBC Two while we welcome debbie and cast to the BFI for the Live Festival screening that evening. debbie’s writing is so powerful – lyrical, complex, urgent- and this adaptation of her own work is a wonderful blend of theatre, performance and film, brought to life by a truly talented cast.”

The 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express takes place from Wednesday 6 October – Sunday October 17, 2021.

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