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Inland Empire

Directed by David Lynch

August 20th, 2022 5:00 pm




Lynch shot Inland Empire on a handheld Sony digital camcorder, a high-end piece of equipment in the early 2000s but one far less powerful than most camera phones today. When the film was released in 2006, its grainy, standard-definition imagery looked unsettling on the big screen, like security footage captured from inside a nightmare. Lynch supervised the entire process, which required using artificial-intelligence software and manually cleaning up a lot of the garbled images that resulted.


Film Details

Director: David Lynch
Studio: Janus Films
Running Time: 180 minutes
Country: USA
Release Year: 2006
Rated: Unrated


“It’s worth watching as yet another example of Lynch’s extraordinary collaboration with Dern. It may be overstating things to call her performance heroic, but it’s nothing if not brave, as she dares to embody Lynch’s most brutal impressions of Hollywood.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post