Films to watch

Curtains Up



The son of David Lynch, Austin Lynch, directed the short film Curtain's Up with his father in the lead role.

Stella McCartney releases short Film “Curtains Up” featuring director David Lynch, to celebrate the practice of transcendental meditation and filmmaking.

Launching exclusively with Nowness, we introduce ‘Curtains Up’, a short film celebrating the practice of Transcendental Meditation, featuring David Lynch and Stella McCartney and created by the Los Angeles based creative studio Tête-à-Tête.

Featuring: David Lynch, Stella McCartney
Actors: Sasha Lane, Ashton Sanders, Tommy Dorfman and Lola Kirke
Musicians: Borns, Imaad Wasif, Sky H1, artist; Petra Cortright

Films to watch

Beyond The Black Rainbow, 2010


Directed by: Panos Cosmatos
Produced by: Oliver Linsley, Christia Nordstokke
Country: Canada
Language: English
Budget: 1,1 $ million
Box Office: 56, 491 $
Running Time: 110 minutes

Keywords: futuristic, 80's, science, captivity, sedatives, spirituality, drug experience, minimalism, neons, psyсhic violence, hypnotic, transcendence, psychedelics, avant-garde, surrealism, insane, hallucinate.

Plot in few words: Despite being under heavy sedation, a young woman tries to make her way out of the Arboria Institute, a secluded, quasifuturistic commune.


Reasons 2 Watch:
- Dazzling visuals
- Futuristic locations and shots
- Neon lights!
- Deep, resonating audio
- Surrealistic and totally unusual atmosphere
VD Choice: The best option for you is to let yourself be totally absorbed by hypnotic atmosphere and soundtracks of this 80's/surrealistic/futuristic masterpiece filmed by Panos Cosmatos. Not everyone is able to appreciate this work but it is definitely worth watching (especially for those who are keen on visual aesthetics, symmetry, complex plot and hidden metaphors).


Films to watch

Grand Budapest Hotel, 2014



Directed by Wes Anderson
Produced by Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson
Country : USA, Germany, UK
Language : English
Budget : 25 $ million
Box office : 174,8 $ million
Running time : 100 minutes

Key words : pink, 60’s, blue, 30’s, imagination, fairytale. pale colours, cakes, champagne, smile, sparkles.


Plot in few words :  Mysterious death of an old woman (Madame D.) who owned the hotel made a huge scandal between her son and Monsieur Gustave.

About the hotel : You cannot visit the hotel, because it doesn’t exist, but you can find out about mutual hotels, which gave inspiration to the team. “We looked at archive photos from many different hotels, including several hotels in London, Scotland, Switzerland—all over the place. Personally, I think the design was most influenced by the Grandhotel Pupp, which sits on a hill overlooking the town of Karlovy Vary.” – art director Adam Stockhausen. Görlitz Warenhaus department store was one of the locations where the films was shooting. It became a home base for the whole team and the whole interior of the warehouse became the interior lobby of the [Grand Budapest] Hotel.

Reasons 2 watch :
– 2 the most beautiful decades at once : 30’s and a 60’s
– pink colors
– good humour
– beautiful landscapes
– interesting scenario
– Wes Anderson’s creation



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VD choice : The best way to get inspiration from a movie is to watch this masterpiece by Wes Anderson! The way he works on every movie is unique. Even if a character dies during the film, you do not get sad, you just keep watching and smiling because life seems very beautiful and charming !


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