A woman gets into a car accident on Mulholland Drive, a winding road in the Hollywood Hills and loses her memory. Confused, she roams around the city and sneaks into an apartment, where she is found by the young, aspiring actrice Betty. Together they try to figure out what happened to the woman, who decides to call herself Rita. During their search for clues, the women get caught up in the bizarre events and illusions of the ‘City of Dreams’, where nothing is as it seems.
An early draft for Mulholland Drive (2001) was written by Lynch in the early nineties as the pilot for a Twin Peaks spin-off tv series, where Audrey Horne would try her luck in Hollywood. With French money, the script was extended and shot as a feature film and was released in theaters. It is classic ‘Lynchian’ tale of dreams and reality intermixing and shadowy figures of great power bending the destiny of simpler folk (actors, directors) for their benefit. Mulholland Dr. is arguably Lynch’s best work and a film that defies understanding in the traditional sense – it is a film to experience on an almost unconscious level.
Cast: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Ann Miller, Dan Hedaya, Mark Pellegrino, Brent Briscoe
Drama, Mysterie, ThrillerLand: Verenigde Staten
Speelduur: 147 minuten