Filmmaker, transcendentalist and painter, David Lynch lives the art life par excellence. Known for cult classics 'The Elephant Man' (1980) 'Blue Velvet' (1986) and 'Mulholland Drive' (2001) and with a revival series of mystery-horror 'Twin Peaks' (1990-1991, 2017) now showing, he's also one of the most prolific filmmakers working in the industry today.
This compelling and often amusing documentary, narrated by Lynch himself, probes his passion for painting and in doing so offers a fascinating examination of his creative process. The formative years of his life are explored in unprecedented depth, from his idyllic upbringing in small town America, to the dark streets of Philadelphia, recounting the events that helped shape one of cinema’s most enigmatic and revered directors.
★★★★ "Compelling docu-portrait" - Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
★★★★ "A fascinating, very intimate portrait of the artist and filmmaker" – Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
★★★★ "Crucial for serious fans of Lynch" – Andrew Lowry, Empire
★★★★ "Portrait of a film-maker like no other" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian