Eraserhead - The Painting of Film: Critics' Choice 2014

2014-06-08 14:30 - 2014-06-14 20:55

Eraserhead - The Painting of Film: Critics' Choice 2014

When: 8 Jun 2014 Sun 14:30
Where: Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive

When: 14 Jun 2014 Sat 19:30
Where: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum

Eraserhead Still


Unlimited imagination on a very limited budget. Early manifestation of Lynch's dark world.

The dark and nightmarish imagery of Lynch's works already manifests itself in this debut feature. Henry, the man with a super-weird hairdo, rushes into marriage with his sweetheart, but the fruit of their love is a freak baby. This and life itself are too hard to bear, causing Henry to cut up his child with his own hands. Lynch started out as a painter before switching to filmmaking.

The novels of Kafka and Gogol are also major influences. Eraserhead, with its surreal visual style, paints a freakish picture of human anxiety and the collapse of relationships. Made on a very limited budget but unlimited imagination, Eraserhead is the quintessential American cult movie.

* Post-screening seminar with Matthew Cheng and Rita Hui in Cantonese.


Director/Screenplay/Music: David Lynch
Cinematographer: Frederick Elmes, Herbert Cardwell
Cast: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart
1977/USA/B&W/85'/D Beta
In English with Chinese and English subtitles


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