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On David Lynch’s Highway: Eraserhead


American film, 89 min, 1977
in original language with Hungarian subtitles

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Director: David Lynch

cinematograph: Frederick Elmes, Helbert Cardwell, music by David Lynch, written by David Lynch, edited by David Lynch
cast: Jack Nance, Allen Joseph, Charlotte Steward, Judith Anna Roberts, Jeanne Bates

The black-and-white Eraserhead, from 1977, was Lynch’s first feature film. It already featured such signature characteristics of the oeuvre as surrealistic visions, a strong visuality, a dark tone, and a peculiar humour. Henry, the hard-up hero lives in a strained relationship with a hysterical girl, Mary. When he learns she is pregnant, he agrees to marry her, and she moves in with him. Soon their child is born, a repulsive, reptilian mutant whose crying is ear-splitting.

Introduction by filmhistorian and director Péter Lichter.

David Lynch is one of the most original contemporary film directors. His untameable imagination, special outlook, and distinctive humour have amalgamated into an unmistakable style. Apropos of the Budapest Photo Festival’s exhibition, David Lynch: Small Stories, the Budapest Spring Festival salutes the director’s unique cinematic universe with a series of screenings that presents four of his films, some of them rarely shown, the others recently digitally remastered.

Tickets: HUF 1800

Back to the programme of the On David Lynch’s Highway.

An event jointly organized with Budapest Spring Festval
>>More about the program>>


Budapesti Tavaszi Fesztivál 2019. 

Pénztárnyitás és Emeleti kávézó: Az első előadás előtt 30 perccel.
Pénztárzárás: az utolsó előadás kezdetét követően 15 perccel.

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