David Lynch’s Wild at Heart is released in 1990.
Portrait of a film : two innocents share a passionate, sexual love adventure as they traverse a crazy world. It is Romeo and Juliet retold as a rock n’ roll road movie, a love forged in hell. It wins a Palme d’or at Cannes in 1990.
Portrait of an era : the filming begins after the Tiananmen Square massacre, which opens the door for unbridled capitalism in China. During the editing, the Berlin Wall falls, provoking the fall of the Soviet Empire. After, the world is on fire : from the explosion of Yugoslavia to the incendiary riots in Los Angeles. David Lynch chose to film a world illuminated by fire and blood.
Portrait of a director : David Lynch, furniture designer, photographer, musician, author of songs and music videos, and movie director, is one of the key figures of the American avantgarde. “Show violence… without having to feel it” : David Lynch is able to do this through his experience with Transcendental Meditation and Wild At Heart is a perfect demonstration.