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David Lynch Shorts Programme

Incorporating Lynch’s earliest forays into filmmaking, this selection of shorter works illustrates the director’s restless creativity, the breadth of his imagination and his ability to unsettle.

Shorts screening in this programme:

Industrial Soundscape (Dir David Lynch, US 2008, 11 mins)
Music is produced by different objects in an industrial and desolate landscape.

Bug Crawls (Dir David Lynch, US 2008, 5 mins)
Shot on digital video, Bug Crawls features a bug crawling over a house and falling on his back, accompanied by trademark dark ambient music.

Lumière (Dir David Lynch, US 1995, 1 min)
Lynch’s contribution to a project in which international directors were asked to make a short using the original Cinématographe invented by the Lumière brothers.

Six Men Getting Sick (Dir David Lynch, US 1966, 4 mins)
Lynch’s first film project consists of a loop of six people vomiting, projected on to a special sculptured screen featuring twisted three-dimensional faces.

The Alphabet (Dir David Lynch, US 1968, 4 mins)
A woman’s dark and absurdist nightmare vision of a continuous recitation of the alphabet and bizarre living representations of each letter.

The Grandmother (Dir David Lynch, US 1970, 34 mins)
A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother.

The Amputee (Dir David Lynch, US 1974, 9 mins)
A female double-leg amputee sits and writes a long, meandering letter while her ineffective nurse attempts to attend to her stumps.