Documentary - Blue Velvet Revisited


Thirty years after the making of David Lynch's masterpiece, Blue Velvet, German filmmaker Peter Braatz revisits his original material and numerous photographs, filmed 30 years ago on the set in Wilmington, USA for a new documentary...

Blue Velvet Revisited is a documentary film based on hours of documentary footage that was filmed and photographed in 1985 in the USA, on the set of “Blue Velvet” of David Lynch. Peter Braatz  had been invited on set and obtained the exclusive rights to document the entire production of the cult classic film "Blue Velvet” from David Lynch himself, with most of this footage never previously released to the public. Now for the first time, in Blue Velvet Revisited, the film images, numerous sound recordings, photographs, paintings, objects and relics that Braatz had collected are selected, reinterpreted and composed into an evocative new film, based on a story told by the Director without the need for narration.  'Blue Velvet Revisited’, an 85 minute long documentary, is a journey, sharing with the viewer some kind of buried treasure.

Braatz said, “Blue Velvet Revisited is a visit to a certain historic time and place, an essay and a rediscovery. It’s a tale from the subjective view-point of a German filmmaker who found himself by chance in the middle of the production of a landmark in 20th century cinema. Or was it not by chance at all? Had this film been lying in wait for so many years, so very nearly lost? There were so many questions to answer, so many thoughts and feelings revealed. I dug into my four hours of original Super-8 film, two additional hours of 16mm from Munich in 1987, several hours of video-material from the German promotion of Blue Velvet, over 1000 photographs, objects, drawings and relics, to find there was so much to discover, to choose from, and combine. So much to say, to hear, to see and to feel. Blue Velvet Revisited is my excavation of a hidden treasure, which just needed to be touched once more to blossom and sparkle.”

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