The documentary premieres at the Venice Film Festival Sunday

By Nick Romano
Updated September 04, 2016 at 03:16 PM EDT
Film Constellation

Oracular director David Lynch once said, “I like making films because I like to go into another world. I like to get lost in another world.” Now, fans of his work can gaze into one that’s rarely been visited: his past.

Film Constellation released a new trailer for the documentary David Lynch: The Art Life ahead of its debut at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday. Helmed by Jon Nguyen, the film uses archival footage and pieces of Lynch’s own art to journey through his childhood and up to his early work.

As Lynch — most known for TV series Twin Peaks and movies like Eraserhead and Mulholland Drive — says in the trailer, “I think every time you do something, sometimes the past can conjure those ideas. In those days, my world was no bigger than a couple of blocks. Huge worlds are in those two blocks.”

“Back in 2006, David Lynch was reluctant to sit down for interviews during the making of Lynch,” Nguyen said in a statement for the festival, “but we felt he was nearing a point in his life where he would become more inclined to reflect back on his life. The birth of his youngest daughter in 2012 was a turning point for us. Over the next three years, we recorded over 20 audio conversations with Lynch at his home.”

Watch the trailer above and an additional clip below.