“My Beautiful Broken Brain” follows a woman who reached out to the filmmaker to share her new perception of the world after having a hemorrhagic stroke
Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for “My Beautiful Broken Brain,” a David Lynch-produced documentary about a woman recovering from a hemorrhagic stroke, and how the injury changed her perception.
“My Beautiful Broken Brain” takes audiences from Lotje Sodderland’s first neurological experiment after she suffered her stroke in 2011, to the moment she realizes she as increased sensory perceptions of colors and sound.
“I’m starting from the beginning,” Sodderland tells the camera.
The film was co-directed by Sophie Robinson and Sodderland and is an official selection of the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. It’s particularly interesting because the subject of the documentary first reached out to Lynch while filming to share her new perception of the world with him.
“I am thrilled to join Lotje and Sophie in sharing ‘My Beautiful Broken Brain’ with the world,” said Lynch. “The brain is truly fascinating and much in the way that our brains are able to achieve total coherence — finding enlightenment and fulfillment, you will surely be moved and inspired by this journey of self-rediscovery.”
It will be available on Netflix on March 18.
Watch the trailer above.