There's a mysterious, urgent power to Ear for Eye that survives the project's movement from the stage to the screen. Against moody, bare backgrounds, debbie tucker green's script becomes both story and setting—with words upon words overlapping, being repeated, and being used against each other, expressing the anxiety of entire generations of Black people trying to figure out how to endure all their persecution. What unfortunately <i>doesn't</i> translate well to the screen is the film's editing and its inability to take full advantage of the medium of cinema. Despite the importance of the things being discussed, the end product is a movie that feels like it gets in its own way too much, but still delivers plenty to think about.
Actor: Arinzé Kene, Carmen Munroe, Claire Driver, Danielle Vitalis, Danny Sapani, David Gyasi, Demetri Goritsas, Ilirian Bushi, Jade Anouka, Jamal Ajala, Kayla Meikle, Lashana Lynch, Nadine Marshall, Rochelle Rose, Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo, Sharlene Whyte, Sule Rimi, Tosin Cole
Director: Debbie Tucker Green