INLAND EMPIRE

Director David Lynch
Year 2006
Starring Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Grace Zabriskie
Rating R
Run Time 180min
More Info IMDb

Screening as part of the series The Complete David Lynch!

Actress Nikki Grace (Laura Dern) lands a part in a Hollywood remake of a Polish film which was unfinished due to a mysterious tragedy. As she attends auditions, on-set meetings, rehearsals and TV interviews, time begins to collapse, psyches framgent and Nikki's life becomes inseperable from the film and a sitcom featuring a family of rabbits.

No director has ever worked closer to his unconscious than David Lynch and, facilitated by the use of amateur digital-video technology, his three-hour modern surrealist opus INLAND EMPIRE takes this enigmatic filmmaker as far inland has he has ever gone. INLAND EMPIRE is as personal as a diary film and as bold as a manifesto.

Shot over the course of two and a half years without a formalized script, it is the culmination of the profound lure Lynch has on audiences: unconventional and disorientating storytelling expressed through tantalizingly abstract imagery and bizarre symbolism. INLAND EMPIRE is an impossible film to summarize, it is only to be experienced.

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