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Hear My Eyes: 'Two Hands'

Revisit this Heath Ledger and Rose Byrne-starring gem on the big screen, accompanied by a live score.
By Sarah Ward
July 08, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
July 08, 2021
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Whenever you hear Powderfinger's 'These Days', do you instantly imagine a fresh-faced Heath Ledger and Rose Byrne? If so, congrats — you've seen one of the best Australian films of the 90s, and one of the best Aussie movies in general, too. The song played a significant part in Two Hands, but you mightn't hear it as the Melbourne International Film Festival's big-screen session of the classic flick. It's screening at this year's fest as part of the regular Hear My Eyes gigs, which pairs must-see features with a reimagined score that's also played live on the night.

Doing the honours this time around: The Murlocs. So, you'll be watching them bust out their rhythm and blues sounds as Gregor Jordan's (Dirt Music) exceptional crime film unfurls. They're taking to the stage at The Astor Theatre for three sessions across Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8 and, unsurprisingly, these sessions are proving mighty popular ticket-wise.

Need a refresher on the movie? Haven't seen it yet, somehow? It follows Jimmy (the one and only Ledger), an ex–street kid and strip-club bouncer who is charged with delivering some cash for his boss (Bryan Brown, Hungry Ghosts). That doesn't turn out as planned, so soon he's on the run — alongside Alex (Byrne, worlds away from her recent role in Physical), the girl of his dreams.

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