The Grandmother
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The Grandmother
A half-hour experimental film from early in director David Lynch's career, The Grandmother anticipates his later Eraserhead in its depiction of family life as a surrealistic nightmare. The film begins with the appearance of the mother and father, who sprout from the ground-like strange plants and speak only in dog-like animal sounds. They are soon joined by another sprout, a pale, silent young boy dressed in a tuxedo. The scene moves to the family home, where the gruff, boorish parents intimidate and abuse the boy, cruelly punishing him for his chronic bed-wetting. Eventually, the boy… More