facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Venice Film Festival honors Lynch's career

Sept. 6, 2006 at 6:11 PM   |   Comments

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The Venice Film Festival has honored film director David Lynch with its Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.

Lynch was honored in recognition of his unorthodox and complex directorial style in films such as "Eraserhead" and "Blue Velvet," said the BBC.

Lynch was at the festival to promote his newest picture, "Inland Empire," which has already reportedly confounded critics and drawn an explanation from its quirky director.

"Every film is like going into a new world, going into the unknown. But you should be not afraid of using your intuition, and feel and think your way through," Lynch said of the new film, in which actress Naomi Watts voices a talking rabbit.

Lynch's unusual directing style on the film even reached a point where its leads rarely understood its direction.

"The truth is I didn't know who I was playing -- and I still don't know," said "Inland Empire" star Laura Dern. "I'm looking forward to seeing the film ... to learn more."

© 2006 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Evan Rachel Wood says Vanity Fair cover made her 'like meat' Evan Rachel Wood says Vanity Fair cover made her 'like meat'
2
Sarah Michelle Gellar debuts choppy bob Sarah Michelle Gellar debuts choppy bob
3
Missy Elliott shows off dramatic weight loss in NYC Missy Elliott shows off dramatic weight loss in NYC
4
Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn get pink highlights for breast cancer awareness Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn get pink highlights for breast cancer awareness
5
'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' stars reunite at America Ferrera's NYC show 'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' stars reunite at America Ferrera's NYC show
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback