Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 1h 42min
*Recorded Q&A with director Richard Lowenstein and special guests
Journey into the heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, internationally renowned lead- singer of INXS, a complex and shy man who spent much of his life in the public eye.
This powerfully intimate and insightful portrait from Richard Lowenstein (the director of the majority of INXS’s music videos) transports us through the looking glass to reveal a multifaceted, intensely sensitive and complex man. With contributions from his past loves, friends and family, the film delves beneath the public persona of the charismatic ‘Rock God’.
We see Hutchence’s painful childhood, when he was separated from his little brother, his string of high-profile relationships that brought him into contact with the paparazzi, leading onto the darker moments: a taxi driver robbed him of his sense of smell after punching him.
Changing his life forever, fracturing his sense of self and robbing his connection to life. Lowenstein includes tracks by Hutchence contemporary Nick Cave and Warren Ellis from The Bad Seeds provides the elegiac score. In life and death, he carved his own niche, and Mystify is a more than worthy tribute.