Darkened Room is a short 8-minute film directed by David Lynch. It first appeared on Lynch’s website, DavidLynch.com, in 2002. It has subsequently been released on the DVD anthology Dynamic:01.
In the first half of the film, a Japanese woman shows us her apartment in Tokyo and muses on the amount of bananas produced worldwide. The woman then tells us that her friend next door is sad. In the second half, a blonde woman (Jordan Ladd) sits on a sofa and cries. Then a brunette woman (Cerina Vincent) enters and says cruel things to her, before threatening to tell her the truth. The film ends with a fade to black.
The film was shot on digital video. In an introduction that appears on the Dynamic:01 DVD, Lynch calls the film “an experiment based on some idea”, and says the film “was always some kind of tie in to bananas, information concerning bananas, so we can all learn some things as we enjoy the shows”. Then he laughs. —wikipedia
David Lynch grew up as a Presbyterian. David Lynch spent his childhood throughout the Pacific Northwest and Durham, North Carolina depending on where his father’s job as a research scientist for the Department of Agriculture took him. His mother was an English tutor whose parents immigrated to the United States from Finland in the 19th century. David Lynch attained the rank of Eagle Scout and, as a teenager served as an usher at John F. Kennedy’s Presidential Inauguration. David Lynch took courses at The Corcoran School of Art during his high school career at Francis C. Hammond High School in Alexandria, Virginia. He enrolled in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for one year (where he was a roommate of Peter Wolf) before leaving for Europe with childhood friend and contemporary artist Jack Fisk. In 1966 he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA).
While enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) he created the visual work, Industrial Symphonies… read more
It's like watching a no budget student film by some guy who really likes David Lynch but had no idea what to do and managed to sort of barely get the mood right. One of the only things by Lynch I've seen that I've ever been disappointed in.