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DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE

Directed by Richard Lowenstein
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 108 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE
In the 1980s and ‘90s, Michael Hutchence was flying high and topping the charts as the lead singer of the hugely successful Australian rock band INXS. There was, however, a darkness that always hovered behind the spotlight. Hutchence, a man who saw rock and roll as “liberation,” was a natural performer who channeled his unique brand of exuberant vocals and charismatic sex appeal onto the stage until his untimely death at the age of 37.

Through a treasure trove of rarely seen archival footage and insights from those closest to Hutchence, director Richard Lowenstein creates a documentary that is both kinetic and intimate, delving into the singer’s complicated upbringing, his rise to fame, the devoted love affairs with women such as Helena Christensen, Kylie Minogue, and Paula Yates, a growing drug problem, the traumatic brain injury that changed the course of his life, and his never-ending struggle to make peace with himself.

—Andrea Passafiume
Documentary, Music, Biography
About the Director(s)
Richard Lowenstein wrote, directed, and produced the dramatic feature films Strikebound, Dogs in Space, Say a Little Prayer, and He Died With A Felafel In His Hand, and the feature documentaries Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard, We're Livin' On Dog Food, and Ecco Homo.

Film Info
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Richard Lowenstein
  • Producer:
    Maya Gnyp, John Battsek, Sue Murray, Mark Fennessy, Richard Lowenstein, Lynn-Maree Milburn, Andrew de Groot
  • Screenwriter:
    Richard Lowenstein
  • Cinematographer:
    Andrew de Groot
  • Editor:
    Richard Lowenstein, Lynn-Maree Milburn, Tayler Martin
  • Executive Producer:
    Maiken Baird, Mandy Chang, Michael Hamlyn, Domenico Procacci
  • Cast:
    Michael Hutchence, Kylie Minogue, Helena Christensen, Bono

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