The Filmoteca screens David Lynch’s Inland Empire (2006) as part of its ongoing Jarmusch, Lynch and Schrader series.
Experimental, even by Lynch standards, the three-hour mystery “about a woman in trouble” was shot with a screenplay written by the director as filming progressed. Lynch fans will recognize elements from his surreal universe: anthropomorphic animals, midgets, fire, lurking evil, dream sequences, the confusion of time, splintered reality and sexual affairs, abuse and prostitution.
Dense viewing, but brilliant nonetheless. (Shown in English with Spanish subtitles.)