David Lynch's unforgettable snapshot of the rot at the heart of small-town America comes to the MFF in a gorgeous 30th anniversary restoration! Lynch (Inland Empire, MFF2012) is one of our foremost excavators of the cinematic subconscious, and here his 'seamless blending of beauty and horror is remarkable' (Geoff Andrew, Time Out), deftly combining the darkly comic and surreal. Returning home to care for his ailing father, Kyle MacLachlan rekindles a romance with the wholesome Laura Dern only to find himself in the midst of a seedy mystery: severed ears, sultry nightclub singers (Isabella Rossellini), and dangerous sadists (Dennis Hopper, never better) plunge him ever deeper into a world that is in equal turns thrilling and off-putting.
Cast Laura Dern, Dennis Hopper, Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini
Executive Producer Richard Roth
Screenwriter David Lynch