DESPITE THE GODS Goes Behind The Scenes Of Jennifer Lynch's HISSS Debacle
The resulting film, Despite the Gods, is scheduled to have its world premiere at HotDocs this year, and here's how they synopsize it:
Jennifer Lynch, daughter of cult film auteur David Lynch, made her auspicious directorial debut in 1993 with Boxing Helena at the Sundance Film Festival. A box office disaster, the film was viciously mauled by critics and became the focus of multiple lawsuits. Fifteen years later, a recovering addict and hard-working single mother, Lynch returns to the director's chair with an ambitious project that will test her skills and the entire crew's sanity. Despite the Gods brings us behind the scenes on the set of Lynch's Bollywood/Hollywood action film about a man-eating snake goddess. Out of her depth shooting on location with an Indian crew and two top Bollywood stars, Lynch turns her production into a vehicle for her own self-actualization, paying no regard to timeline, budget or reality. As the story in front of the camera derails, the story behind the camera explodes.I'm hoping to get the opportunity to review this title as I spent so much time covering that piece of shit, Hisss, that it is the least I can do to get something positive out of the experience.
The trailer clearly shows Lynch desperately trying to keep a grip on her film and failing miserably. The combined stresses of being the director and having to work in a foreign and very different atmosphere were clearly a strain. I'm really looking forward to checking this out.