Author(s): Thierry Jousse
David Lynch (USA, b. 1946) is perhaps the best known of all cult directors, whose Mulholland Drive marks cinema's arrival to the 21st century. His career began more than 30 years ago, with the groundbreaking, mystifying "Eraserhead" (1977). With "Blue Velvet" (1986), "Wild at Heart" (1990) and "Lost Highway" (1997) Lynch breathed new life into the sensory experiences of film audiences and disrupted narrative logic to mysterious and mystifying effect. In the early 1990s, he invented a new TV series genre with "Twin Peaks". Although he is a Hollywood director, Lynch works at the edges of the studio system, exploring the many facets of his artistic talent, whose creations, including photography, painting and music, are now making their way into museums and galleries.
Thierry Jousse was editor-in-chief of Cahiers du cinema (1989 - 96) before turning his hand to directing with Le Jour de NoA"l (1998), Nom de code: Sacha (2001), Julia et les Hommes (2003) and Les Invisibles (2005). He is the author of a book about John Cassavetes and now regularly contributes to radio broadcasts on France Inter, France Culture and France Musique.