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22,484 Ratings

Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Dr.

Directed by David Lynch
United States, France, 2001
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis

An aspiring Canadian actress meets an amnesiac femme fatale. A box is opened and the women become different characters in David Lynch’s seductive and scary vision of Los Angeles’s dream factory.

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Mulholland Drive Directed by David Lynch

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2001 | Winner: Best Director

Academy Awards

2002 | Nominee: Best Director

Independent Spirit Awards

2002 | Winner: Best Cinematography

Part mind-bending mystery, part hair-raising thriller, part tear-jerking break-up soapfest, David Lynch’s MULHOLLAND DRIVE evokes an aura of nocturnal wonder and dread, a realm caught between the parameters of waking life and dreams, achingly poignant in its emotional core, absolutely hypnotizing in it’s formal ambiance, and sometimes-frustratingly labyrinthine in its thorny construction.
September 29, 2017
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The arc of Mulholland Dr. tells what it’s like to love someone, then miss her once she’s gone. It manifests itself in the onscreen actions of the film’s lead actresses, Naomi Watts and Laura Elena Harring. This blue-eyed blonde and brown-eyed brunette share their mutual arousal, their tears, and their terror. They’re the heart of a melodrama that doesn’t demand to be solved so much as felt.
June 23, 2017
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In keeping reality at arm’s length, cinema sustains us because of, rather than in spite of, its essentially deceptive nature. As long as the lights stay down and the song keeps playing, we at once rehearse and delay our reckoning with the things that exist beyond the frame. Mulholland Drive is great film art because it fully inhabits its chosen medium while reminding us how ephemeral it is in the end. Cinema – and life – is but a dream. The rest is Silencio.
March 26, 2017
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