On this week’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie, I welcome filmmaker Kalina Bertin to the podcast to talk about David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr., that Oscar-nominated 2001 puzzle box that started out as one thing — specifically, a pilot for a TV series — and turned into something else entirely. I’m still not sure if it works, but clearly it plays for a lot of people; over the last two decades, it’s become the go-to example for auteur-driven psychosexual horror. But then, of course it has; it’s a David Lynch film.
Kalina has her own take on it, having made her own movie about memory, identity and deeply personal nightmares: Manic, a 2017 documentary about her family’s history of mental illness (and, not incidentally, about the messianic cult her father started when she was a child), which is now available for rental and purchase at Vimeo on Demand.
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