This festival film is about the famous director, screenwriter, producer, painter, musician and photographer David Lynch calls the art life. In this biography, his eccentric hair and cigarettes play the lead role. The results are abstract and incomprehensible, it centers on his family relations, education, his idea of making his simple paintings move and how he got interested in cinematography. The documentary takes us on a journey into the artist’s personal life, from his childhood spent in a small rural American town to the dark streets of Philadelphia. Throughout the movie, we learn about how he managed to enter the art life, it is inserted in his own art, music and films. It helps us see that he is the kind of artist that spends the day in his studio, where most of the conversations were recorded for the movie we understand that his work is based on his memories, as he says in the movie “I think every time you do something like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and colour them, even if they’re new ideas, the past colours them.” Finally this movie helps us to better interpret his work.

By Beliz G.


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