Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Grandmother

David Lynch, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1970
Richard White, Dorothy McGinnis, Robert Chadwick, Virginia Maitland

Lynch's first great film is this thirty four minute pantomime concerning a gentle bed wetting boy whose parents behave like dogs much of the time, barking at him and generally roughing him up.  Fortunately he finds a bag of seeds, at least one of which is still fertile, and he's able to grow an old woman, a grandmother, who is capable, however briefly, of nurturing him.


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