“If the physical body – the brain – is damaged, does this extend to damage to the self?”
The feature documentary, an official selection of the 2016 SXSW Film Festival, follows the journey of Dutch-French filmmaker Lotje Sodderland as she goes through the process of rehabilitation and recovery from a traumatic hemorrhagic stroke. The film is co-directed by Sodderland and Sophie Robinson.
“I am thrilled to join Lotje and Sophie in sharing My Beautiful Broken Brain with the world,” says 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.”
In the film, Sodderland finds herself starting over again in an alien world, bereft of language and logic, fighting not to be defined by her limitations, but the endless possibilities of life. It documents the devastating consequences of a first-time neurological experiment, through to the extraordinary revelations of her altered sensory perception.
Watch the trailer above.