MIFF CLOSING NIGHT GALA - GURRUMUL Unclassified 18+
A soaring, evocative audio-visual journey into the life, culture and landscapes of one of Australia's most beloved singers – Gurrumul.
Blind from birth, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu found his identity through song and the haunting voice that has already become legend. His debut album, Gurrumul, introduced Australia to the Songlines and culture of his Elcho Island community, but now Gurrumul finds himself increasingly torn between city and country, present and past, self and the community to which he owes so much.
From director and close friend Paul Williams comes Gurrumul, a profound exploration of the life and music of this most revered of Australian artists. Co-produced by Gurrumul himself, Gurrumul uses the tools of his music – chord, melody, song – and the sounds of the land to craft an audio-first cinematic experience of beauty and power, offering a rare insight into a reclusive master that speaks in his own inimitable language.
After the film, enjoy the fun of MIFF's famous Closing Night festivities, with the celebrations continuing at the Festival Lounge until late.
Director Paul Williams will attend the session to introduce the film.
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