The discovery of a severed human ear leads a clean-cut amateur sleuth to uncover a nightmarish flipside to his sleepy hometown. As he investigates further, he becomes dangerously complicit in the perverse relationship between a tormented club singer and a deranged gangster. Following the big-budget failure of Dune, Lynch’s dazzlingly subversive melodrama earned him a second Oscar nomination and saw the first of the his many collaborations with composer Angelo Badalamenti.
‘Erotic, neurotic, euphoric and at all times unutterably twisted and bizarre…The film releases a toxic narcosis of fear.’
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
‘Isabella Rossellini’s singer Dorothy is a heart-rending open wound, Dennis Hopper’s Frank Booth one of cinema’s great nutjobs, and Lynch’s control a thing of nightmarish beauty.’
Jamie Graham, Total Film
What else is on?
Today (Wednesday 21st February)
Tomorrow (Thursday 22nd February)
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!