David Lynch: The Art Life

David Lynch: Život v umení

documentary / 2016 / USA, Denmark / col. / 93 min.

Director: Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Photography: Jason S.
Editor: Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Music: Jonatan Bengta
Cast: David Lynch

David Lynch – a director who needs no introduction. His “strange”: films treat storytelling and cinematic time atypically or contain traces of surrealism. But how does he himself view his work? David Lynch the painter, sculptor, and musician comes to the fore during the movie’s hour-and-a-half runtime, a creator for whom cinema is the synthesis of all the artistic disciplines in which he is active. The present is symbolized by the studio in Lynch’s home, the past by multiple visual archives – with the two lines organically merging into a portrait of a complex artist who, just this once, doesn’t conjure up bizarre fictional worlds, but instead admits us into his own private realm. (source: Karlovy Vary IFF)