Winner of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2022 and the Tribeca Film Festival 2022, the Maestro returns to Ravenna Nightmare Film Fest with the documentary LYNCH/OZ by Alexandre O. Philippe.
Lynch / Oz is a journey into the visions, obsessions, unpredictability and dreamlike universe of a director who left his fans hypnotized like no one ever. His visit to the Ravenna Nightmare Film Fest was unforgettable where, meeting us, he talked about his life and his art. (return to line and break with space) There is no doubt that David Lynch is the most enigmatic and visionary director of contemporary cinema. An eclectic artist, over the years he has moved from art to cinema to TV series, always leaving his mark and many questions to his admirers. If there is, however, a common thread that unites many of his works, it is the reference to The Wizard of Oz, the film by Victor Fleming which has become one of the most emblematic in the history of cinema, which has enchanted adults and children alike since its release. , in 1947. The story of Dorothy, transported by a tornado from monochrome Kansas to the wonderful and colorful Oz and who tries in every way to return home, has left an indelible mark not only on millions of spectators around the world, but above all on revolutionary mind of David Lynch. Alexandre O. Philippe guides us into this declared obsession of the director of Mullholland Drive through the analysis of various experts who highlight this bond with originality, teasing the director's most loyal fans. Ready to fly to Oz too?
During a meeting organized for the Italian preview of the first two episodes of Twin Peaks: The Return, David Lynch declared “I don't know what attracts me to The Wizard of Oz, but I think the key is finding the path to go back home". Alexandre O. Philippe's work is therefore perfectly fitting and passionate. It is a true compendium of the narrative and visual legacy of Victor Fleming's film on contemporary cinema. Artribune.com
With its impressive array of film clips, fast-paced editing, and intelligent narrators, this documentary offers an exciting prism through which to view Lynch's work. Screendaily.com