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Georgia’s David Lynch Moment

American director David Lynch, flanked by MPs Aleksandre Kantaria and Mariam Jashi, in the sometimes-surreal realm of Georgian politics.

David Lynch paying an “official visit” to the Georgian parliament, meeting lawmakers and government ministers, and expounding on the merits of a silent mantra could have been a scene out of one of his surrealist films. Except, it actually just happened and Georgian legislators have a group photo to prove it.

The goal of the legendary director’s November 18-21 visit to Tbilisi appears to be somewhere between starting a film school and selling Georgians on the usefulness of transcendental meditation. Either way, Georgian film-lovers, who, like fans elsewhere, have spent much time trying to fathom what exactly happened to Laura Palmer in the Twin Peaks series, were overexcited to have him.

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Georgia’s David Lynch Moment

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