“Dear Mr. Lynch,

I’ve discovered this portal where my brain once was, so I’d love to share it with you, ’cause I think you’re gonna like it.”

If that sounds like the start of something incredible to you, well, My Beautiful Broken Brain is probably the documentary you’ve been waiting for. 

The first trailer for the Netflix feature outlines the framework that brought filmmaker Lotje Sodderland and David Lynch together after she suffered a traumatic haemorragic stroke at age 34; during her continuing rehabilitation, Sodderland has been tracing the outlines of how the stroke has so profoundly affected her. 

Outside of the tragedies of memory loss and cognitive disarray, those affects filter into the vibrant unknown realm between perception and reality. Read: the playground of Lynch, Twin Peaks‘ enigmatic mastermind. 

Eventually stepping in to executive produce the film, Lynch joins co-directors Sodderland and Sophie Robinson on what promises to be a gripping, deeply personal examination of self and consciousness. It’s already in the official selection for the 2016 SXSW Film Festival, and it hits the streaming service on March 18. 

Source: Deadline.
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