David Lynch’s daughter, Jennifer, who made her disastrous debut with the much-maligned “Boxing Helena” at Sundance in 1993, drew even worse reviews from the Indian press with her Bollywood dud, “Hisss,” released in 2010. Lynch was quick to deflect the blame, claiming the film was taken away from her in the edit. “I have no idea what the film looks like,” she told the Times of India, shortly following the film’s release.
Well, now thanks to director Penny Vozniak’s new making-of documentary “Despite the Gods” (premiering at HotDocs in Toronto), people will get a clearer picture of what went down behind-the-scenes of “Hisss.” Judging by the trailer, it wasn’t pretty.
Visibly out of her depth shooting in India with a local crew (“They have a system, I just can’t quite figure out how to work in it,” she says), Lynch is shown having what looks like a nervous breakdown, and telling Vozniak that she wants to go home.
Below is the trailer for “Despite the Gods”:
And here’s the international trailer for “Hisss”: