Eraserhead 1977 M

6.00PM Fri 20 Apr 2018 (1hr 29mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

'A dream of dark and troubling things is the entire synopsis offered by David Lynch for his remarkable and wildly original first feature. The film relates the story of Henry, a hapless hero cursed with an unfortunate hairline, an innocence bordering on retardation, and a lonely life in a boxlike apartment he shares with his radiator. Things change quickly for Henry, however, when his girlfriend becomes pregnant (through means which neither of them can fathom). Best seen as a dark nightmare about sexuality, parenthood, and commitment in relationships, Eraserhead astounds through its expressionist sets and photography, its startling, sinister soundtrack, and its relentlessly imaginative fluency.' Harvard Film Archive

CREDITS

35MM TRANSFERRED TO DCP, BLACK AND WHITE, DOLBY, 89 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/EDITOR/PRODUCTION DESIGNER: DAVID LYNCH / CINEMATOGRAPHERS: HERBERT CARDWELL, FREDERICK ELMES / SOUND DESIGN: DAVID LYNCH, ALAN SPLET / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MK2

M | Moderate violence