Mulholland Drive (15)
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Dir. David Lynch. USA, 143 mins, 2001
Frequently hailed as one of the best films of the 21st century, David Lynch’s exemplary neo-noir returns to the big screen with a new restoration supervised by Lynch himself.
Naomi Watts gives a career-making performance as aspiring actress Betty, who after arriving in Hollywood, befriends an amnesiac woman and tries to help her recover her memory. The film establishes these characters but then proceeds to subvert any certainty about them, instead offering a swirling atmosphere of increasing surrealism.
As twisting and turning as the Hollywood road it takes its name from, the unconvenstional structure tells a story about Hollywood, its powers of myth, illusion and delusion. A monumental classic by one of the masters of contemporary cinema.
????? ‘An explosively sexy love story, rocket-fuelled with vanity and cruelty’
????? A bone fide masterpiece. An erotic, deeply unsettling, darkly comic journey through the subconscious city of night.