SFS Talkies : Inland Empire, Directed by David Lynch (M18)
||Film screening of David Lynch's Inland Empire.
There will be a discussion after the film.
||23 January 2010 (Saturday), 11:30 am
5th Floor The Cathay
2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233
(Near Dhoby Ghaut MRT station)
Free admission but members only -- flash your membership card to go in. You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel membership card. Non-members may sign up online or at the door -- we will issue membership on the spot. No tickets will be sold. Free seating.
Runtime: 3 hours
An actress (Laura Dern) is preparing for her biggest role yet, but when she finds herself falling for her co-star, she realizes that her life is beginning to mimic the fictional film that they're shooting. Adding to her confusion is the revelation that the current film is a remake of a doomed Polish production, 47, which was never finished due to an unspeakable tragedy.
It has been called Mulholland Drive on acid - and in Inland Empire, for nearly 3 hours, dread and creeping uneasiness are sustained effortlessly, only punctuated on occasion with moments of absurdity or self-knowing humour.
Cryptic as ever, when presenting screenings of the film, Lynch sometimes offers a clue in the form of a quotation: "We are like the spider. We weave our life and then move along in it. We are like the dreamer who dreams and then lives in the dream. This is true for the entire universe."
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA
Best Experimental film - 2007
To David Lynch's labyrinthine Inland Empire, a magnificent and maddening experiment with digital video possibilities.
Venice Film Festival
Future Film Festival Digital Award - 2007
Cahiers du cinéma
2nd best film of 2007