Mystify: Michael Hutchence -Trailer

Just announce as getting a UK cinema release on the 18th of October is the documentary about charismatic INXS frontman Michael Hutchence. Nominated for Best Documentary at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Mystify: Michael Hutchence is written and directed by Richard Lowenstein, who also directed the majority of both INXS and Michael’s music videos and the 1986 feature film, Dogs in Space, in which Michael played the lead.  As a close friend, Richard was given unprecedented access resulting in rare archive footage and intimate insights from friends, lovers, family, colleagues and Michael himself. As a result, Richard was able to paint a truly unique portrayal of Michael’s life and career, reminding us of the talent that he was.

The film is 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, rarely revealing his true self to anyone except his very close friends. Rare archive footage and intimate insights from friends, lovers, family, colleagues and Michael Hutchence himself, portray his life from the beginning of his fractured family background to the peaks of rock stardom through to his growing depression and the subsequent unravelling of his personal and professional life.

The film features interviews with Tina Hutchence, Rhett Hutchence, Garry Garry Beers, Kirk Pengilly, Michele Benett, Kylie Minoque, Helena Christensen, Bono, Kathy Lette and many more.

John McArthur

Editor-in-Chief at Moviescramble. A Fan of all things cinematic with a love of Film Noir, Sci-Fi and Julia Roberts in Notting Hill. He hopes to grow up some day.

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