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Inland Empire (2006)

Opens on May 20

Director: David Lynch Run Time: 180 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2006

Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Karolina Gruszka, Laura Dern

Country: United States, France, Poland
Language: English, Polish

New 4k Restoration of David Lynch’s final film to date.

About the film:

Premiered at the 2006 Venice Film Festival. The film follows the fragmented and nightmarish events surrounding a Hollywood actress who begins to take on the personality of a character she plays in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.

The film currently has no options for streaming and a limited home media release because it was shot on a digital camcorder, leaving many scenes too dark to see in the DVD transfer. With the restoration and re-release, audiences get the chance to see a definitive, high-quality version of the film. The film has not been re-edited, and Lynch made sure to keep all adjustments within the scope of his original vision.

“A dazzling and exquisitely original riddle as told by an enigma, featuring a superb, multi-layered performance by Laura Dern.”

-Damon Wise for Empire Online

About the filmmaker:

David Lynch is an American filmmaker, painter, visual artist, musician, and writer. A recipient of an Academy Honorary Award in 2019, Lynch has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Director, and the C├ęsar Award for Best Foreign Film twice, as well as the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival. His films like Eraserhead (1977), Dune (1984), Wild at Heart (1990) and Mulholland Drive (2001) are all characterized by his signature dream imagery and meticulous sound design. Lynch creates surrealist (and often bizarre) films that stay with you long after the screen goes black.

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