Art and Experience: David Lynch returned to the Cannes Film Festival to unveil the two-hour premiere of the Showtime series “Twin Peaks” on Thursday, which received a five-minute standing ovation, an impressive debut for a revival of a television show at the world’s most famous film festival. The standing ovation was one of the longest seen at the festival this year, Deadline reports.
Lynch won the festival’s Palme d’Or award in 1990 for “Wild at Heart,” served as jury president in 2002, and won Best Director for 2005’s Mulholland Drive.
“It’s wonderful to have friends in town who have helped write the history of the event,” Cannes festival director Thierry Fremaux said at the premiere. “If he had done a two-minute animated documentary we would have invited him. The return of David Lynch behind the camera is an event.” The original “Twin Peaks” premiered in 1990.
“Twin Peaks” premieres new episodes on Sunday at 9 p.m. on Showtime.