Keswick Film Festival

Saturday 14th February 8:30 PM - Studio

Eraserhead

Director: David Lynch Country: USA
Cert: 18 Year: 1977 Length: 89 mins
2009 Festival
Eraserhead

Programme Notes

Programme Notes (PDF 128KB)

Audience Reaction

Score: 68.75% Attendance: 30

Links

  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database

Jack Nance plays a man who initially orbits the earth, until out of his mouth is born a mutant child, and later, in the suburbs with his reluctant partner, over a meal of man-made chicken that wriggles as they eat…Yes, this is the first feature in the oeuvre of David Lynch: surrealist, exasperating, dazzling, thought-provoking, unsettling, about creativity and the fear of babies and the human imagination and maybe the director’s ego - like the work of no-one else.

Critics

open_quote
One of those rare films that really deserves its cult status ... a nightmarish, heavily symbolic story set in a postapocalyptic future.
close_quote
Wendy Ide, The Times



Trailer





Supported by Film Hub North, led by Showroom Workstation. Proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network

Film Hub North BFI Film Audience Network