Debbie Tucker Green’s second feature, ear for eye to premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, BBC Two and iPlayer on 16 October 2021
debbie tucker green has re-written her highly acclaimed play ear for eye for film. The stage production opened at the Royal Court Theatre in 2018, and the reimagined film ear for eye is to premiere at the BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, BBC TWO and BBC IPLAYER on 16 October 2021. Presented by BBC Film and BFI (awarding National Lottery funding), ear for eye is a Fruit Tree Media production, produced by Fiona Lamptey with executive producers Barbara Broccoli for Eon Productions, Rose Garnett for BBC Film, Farhana Bhula for the BFI, and debbie tucker green.
The excellent ensemble cast includes Lashana Lynch (No Time To Die, Captain Marvel), Tosin Cole (Doctor Who, The Souvenir), Carmen Munroe (Desmond’s), Danny Sapani (Harlots, MotherFatherSon), Nadine Marshall (Sitting In Limbo, Save Me), Arinzé Kene (I’m Your Woman), Sharlene Whyte (Stephen, Second Coming), Jade Anouka (His Dark Materials, Cleaning Up), Demetri Goritsas (The Alienist, Black Mirror), David Gyasi (Interstellar) and Jamal Ajala (The Quiet Ones) -full list below. Music by Luke Sutherland with tracks from Run the Jewels, Kano, Little Simz and FKA twigs. Watch the new trailer HERE.
ear for eye follows different generations of British and American Black characters navigating their way through today’s society from front rooms to kitchens, to campuses and the streets. Dynamically mixing music, beats, dialogue and visuals ear for eye explores demonstrations vs direct action, violence vs non-violence, personal vs structural.