debbie tucker green’s second feature ear for eye, is to receive its world premiere at the 65th BFI London Film Festival (October 6-17) and will be broadcast and streamed simultaneously on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer. It is the first time the London Film Festival (LFF) has had a multi-platform premiere of this kind.
Writer and director tucker green is expected to attend the BFI premiere, along with key cast members.
tucker green has adapted her 2018 Royal Court stage production for the screen, with backing from BBC Film, BBC Two and the BFI. The film follows Black families, friends, students and older generations navigating their way through British and American society, addressing discussion points including demonstrations vs direct action and violence vs non-violence.
It’s produced by 2019 Screen Star of Tomorrow Fiona Lamptey, who is. now director of UK features at Netflix. Lashana Lynch, Tosin Cole, Carmen Munroe and Danny Sapani all star.
“ear for eye has been re-written for film bringing intimate portraits of characters to screen cinematically in a way only film can,” said tucker green. “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.”
tucker green’s first feature, Second Coming, screened in the First Feature Competition at the BFI London Film Festival in 2014.