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Cinema of the surreal icon [[Performer~P100454~David Lynch~davidlynch]] follows up the success of his critically acclaimed 2001 feature [[Feature~V246240~Mulholland Drive~mulhollanddr]] with this dark mystery, shot on a handheld Sony PD150 digital video recorder. It is the tale of an actress whose personality becomes increasingly fragmented as she delves ever deeper into her work for a high-profile filmmaker. Kingsley ([[Performer~P34545~Jeremy Irons~jeremyirons]]) is a director looking to adapt for the screen a Polish gypsy folktale that was previously stalled when the two leads were viciously murdered. Having offered the female lead to devoted actress Nikki ([[Performer~P18704~Laura Dern~lauradern]]), Kingsley warns her male co-star, Devon ([[Performer~P200875~Justin Theroux~justintheroux]]), to maintain his professional distance, as Nikki's husband ([[Performer~P264212~Peter J. Lucas~peterjlucas]]) is known to be notoriously possessive. As the passionate co-stars quickly cross the line and become lovers, Nikki's slowly slipping sense of reality causes her to eventually become lost in her character while the mysterious story of a Polish couple unfurls, and a trio of giant stage-bound rabbits (voices of [[Performer~P75056~Naomi Watts~naomiwatts]], [[Performer~P13920~Scott Coffey~scottcoffey]], and [[Performer~P32007~Laura Harring~lauraelenaharring]]) lounge around on the sofa and tend to their domestic duties. Shot over the course of two and a half years and without a formalized script, [[Performer~P100454~Lynch~davidlynch]]'s hallucinogenic look at a doomed film project features all of the abstract imagery and strange symbolism that have long made the director a favorite of film fans who embrace his disorienting approach to unconventional storytelling. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 15, 2006


Awarded by
National Society of Film Critics Laura Dern Best Actress 2006 Nominee
Toronto Film Critics Association Laura Dern Best Actress 2007 Nominee