Inland Empire

Inland Empire

As an actress dedicated to her craft starts to adopt the persona of a character she is to play in a new film, her reality disintegrates and her inner world turns into a nightmare. Only so masterful a cinematic artist as David Lynch could envision and execute the utterly immersive deep dive made by a dramatic artist into the very essence of (their) acting in such an unimaginably original way. Inland Empire, one of the most acutely modernist, difficult to decipher, and outright thrilling works ever offered up by contemporary cinema, is also – at once – a brilliant parable that sets up cinema as a ghost of the collective unconscious. What Finnegans Wake is for literature, Inland Empire is for cinema: a tipping point beyond which art is unable to progress without risking its own phantasmagoric self-annihilation.
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Direction: David Lynch
Script: David Lynch
Cinematography: David Lynch
Editing: David Lynch
Actors: Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Harry Dean Stanton, Karolina Gruszka, Peter J. Lucas, Krzysztof Majchrzak, Julia Ormond
Production: Absurda, StudioCanal, Fundacja Kultury, Camerimage Festival
Producers: Ewa Puszczynska, Mary Sweeney
Co-producers: Jeremy Alter, Laura Dern, Janusz Hetman, Michal Stopowski, Kazimierz Suwala
Costumes: Karen Baird, Heidi Bivens
Executive producer: Keith Kjarval
Sets: Melanie Rein
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: USA, France, Poland
Production Year: 2006
Duration: 180'
Contact: Tamasa Distribution
Awards/Distinctions: Future Film Festival Digital Award – Venice FF 2006, Best Experimental Film – National Society of Film Critics Awards 2006

David Lynch

David Keith Lynch (1946) is an American filmmaker, visual artist, musician, and actor. Lynch has received critical acclaim for his films, which are often distinguished by their surrealist qualities. He has received numerous accolades, including the Golden Lion in 2006 and an Honorary Academy Award in 2019. In 2007, a panel of critics convened by The Guardian announced that “after all the discussion, no one could fault the conclusion that David Lynch is the most important film-maker of the current era.”


1978 Eraserhead
1980 The Elephant Man
1984 Dune
1986 Blue Velvet
1990 Wild At Heart
1992 Twin Peaks
1997 Lost Highway
1999 The Straight Story
2001 Mulholland Drive
2006 Inland Empire