While the two worlds chant out the names of David Lynch and Twin Peaks in heady expectation of the cult series’ revival we’re also diving deep into the murky waters of pure Lynchian nightmare fuel. Last year Lynch’s 2001 masterpiece Mulholland Drive was voted
Mulholland Drive is a timeless classic. Conceived as a TV series by David Lynch the film is the perfect millennial enigma. Elements of fragmented identity, worlds shrinking and expanding under a spotlight, the pull and clasp of fame – these are all in the mix here. As we have become ever so much more used to constructing our own realities Lynch’s film examines the dangers inherent in that process. It is a film which will reassert itself on new audiences as time passes.
Laura Harring and Naomi Watts are Lynch’s twin moons in the skies over Mulholland Drive. Their character’s drives and desires propel them deeper into the never-ending night of Hollywood fame. Their ostensible sisterhood and latent jealousy gives birth to a terrifying emotional journey that becomes impossible to turn away from. If you’ve never seen the film it is an essential watch and the cinema is the perfect place to be.
The new 4k digital transfer was supervised by Lynch himself, and will first be seen at the Flatpack Film Festival in Birmingham, which begins on the 4th of April, 2017. It will then be released in UK cinemas on the 14th of April, with a new special edition Blu-ray and DVD release by StudioCanal on the 22nd of May – a day after we return to Twin Peaks.
Here’s the new trailer,
Mulholland Drive Synopsis
Beautiful, bizarre and strangely addictive, the film begins as a botched hit results in the meeting of brunette amnesiac Rita (Laura Harring – Love in the Time of Cholera) and blonde would-be Hollywood actress Betty (Naomi Watts – Birdman, 21 Grams). Taking the viewer on a memorable neo-noir trip through Hollywood’s dark underbelly, Lynch dispenses with a conventional narrative in favour of a hallucinogenic assault on the senses that will stay with you long after the credits roll.