If documentaries are your thing, you must watch David Lynch’s new Netflix feature, My Beautiful Broken Brain, about Lotje Sodderland, a woman who suffered and survived a devastating stroke.

My Beautiful Broken Brain

The film details the traumatic experience of Dutch-French filmmaker Lotje Sodderland after she suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and her journey to regain all that she lost, including her speaking, reading and writing ability.

Co-directed by Sophie Robinson and Sodderland, and exec produced by Lynch and Michael Houldey, the documentary has received widespread critical acclaim and is an official selection of the 2016 SXSW Film Festival.

The trailer for My Beautiful Broken Brain sees Sodderland contact Lynch after comparing her new view of the physical world to a scene from Twin Peaks. She got a chance to meet the Twin Peaks co-creator, who eventually became an executive producer on the documentary.

In a statement to Netflix, Lynch said: “I am thrilled to join Lotje and Sophie in sharing My Beautiful Broken Brain with the world.

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.

Watch the trailer for My Beautiful Broken Brain below:

My Beautiful Broken Brain is the latest addition to Netflix’s steadily growing and critically acclaimed documentary lineup.

Check out a selection of our favourites from our Netflix Nights blog post, including the insanely addictive docu-series, Making a Murderer, released in December, about the case of Steven Avery, who is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of a Wisconsin woman.

If you like the sound of a Netflix night in, be sure to read our top picks of films and tv shows coming to Netflix in 2016, here.

My Beautiful Broken Brain is available to view on Netflix UK and US now.


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