Director: David Lynch Run Time: 180 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2006
Starring: Laura Dern, Justiun Theroux, Grace Zabriskie, Jeremy Irons, Harry Dean Stanton, William H. Macy, Karolina Gruszka
NEWLY REMASTERED PICTURE AND SOUNDTRACK FOR INLAND EMPIRE SUPERVISED BY DAVID LYNCH
David Lynch’s modern surrealist opus INLAND EMPIRE unfolds when an actress loses her grasp on reality as her personality begins to conflate with that of her character.
Time collapses, moves forwards and backwards in David Lynch’s Inland Empire as an actress (Nikki, played by Laura Dern) navigates the fragmentation of her existence that occurs when she delves deeper into the filming of a Polish gypsy folktale. Shot on a handheld Sony PD150 digital video recorder, Lynch’s follow up to Mulholland Drive was shot over the course of two and a half years without a formalized script and is, perhaps, the culmination of the profound lure the master of modern surrealist film has on audiences: unconventional and disorientating storytelling expressed through tantalizingly abstract imagery and bizarre symbolism. Inland Empire is an impossible film to write about or to summarize, it is only to be experienced.