Keswick Film Festival

Saturday 14th February 8:30 PM - Studio (TBTL)


Director: David Lynch Country: USA
Cert: 18 Year: 1977 Length: 89 mins
2009 Festival

Programme Notes

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Audience Reaction

Score: 68.75% Attendance: 30


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Jack Nance plays a man who initially orbits the earth, until out of his mouth is born a mutant child, and later, in the suburbs with his reluctant partner, over a meal of man-made chicken that wriggles as they eat…Yes, this is the first feature in the oeuvre of David Lynch: surrealist, exasperating, dazzling, thought-provoking, unsettling, about creativity and the fear of babies and the human imagination and maybe the director’s ego - like the work of no-one else.


One of those rare films that really deserves its cult status ... a nightmarish, heavily symbolic story set in a postapocalyptic future.
Wendy Ide, The Times


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