A Dangerous Method with Panel Discussion
David Cronenberg and four of his longtime collaborators — costume designer Denise Cronenberg, editor Ron Sanders, composer Howard Shore and cinematographer Peter Suschitzky — take the stage following the screening of A Dangerous Method to discuss this ambitious vision of the heroic age of psychoanalysis.
The personal and professional relationship between Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) is put to the test by the arrival of a beautiful, troubled young patient (Keira Knightley), in Cronenberg's ambitious drama about the heroic age of psychoanalysis.
David Cronenberg was born in Toronto and studied at the University of Toronto. He has won Genie Awards for best director for Videodrome (83), Dead Ringers (88), Naked Lunch (91), Crash (96), and Spider (02). Many of his films have screened at the Festival, including M. Butterfly (92), A History of Violence (05), Eastern Promises (07), and A Dangerous Method (11). His other films include Shivers (75), Rabid (77), The Brood (79), Scanners (81), The Dead Zone (83), The Fly (86), eXistenZ (99), and Cosmopolis (12). Maps to the Stars (14) is his latest film.
Howard Shore is among today's most respected and active composers and conductors. His work with Peter Jackson on The Lord of the Rings trilogy stands as his most towering achievement to date, having earned him three Academy Awards. Shore was one of the original creators of Saturday Night Live, and served as the music director on the show from 1975 to 1980. At the same time, he began collaborating with David Cronenberg and has scored 14 of the director's films, including The Fly, Crash, and Naked Lunch. Shore has won Genie awards for his original scores to Dead Ringers, Eastern Promises and A Dangerous Method, and two Canadian Screen awards for Cosmopolis. He continues to distinguish himself with a wide range of projects, from Martin Scorsese's The Aviator , Gangs of New York, The Departed and Hugo, to Ed Wood, The Silence of the Lambs, and Philadelphia.
Denise Cronenberg is a Toronto-born costume designer. She is an ongoing collaborator of her brother David Cronenberg, having worked as a costume designer on such films as The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, M. Butterfly, Crash, eXistenZ, Spider, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, Cosmopolis, and A Dangerous Method, for which she earned her sixth Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Achievement in Costume Design. In addition to her work with David, Denise has designed the costumes for many other features, including Moonlight and Valentino, Murder at 1600, The Incredible Hulk, Shoot 'Em Up, Dawn of the Dead, and Resident Evil: Afterlife.
Ron Sanders began his career as a feature film editor in Toronto in the mid-70s. He has since collaborated with David Cronenberg on a total of 16 films, including Dead Ringers, eXistenZ, Crash, and Eastern Promises, winning four Genie and two Directors Guild of Canada awards for his editing work. Sanders has also worked with directors Rex Bromfield, Yves Simoneau, Robert Longo, Sturla Gunnarsson, Norman Jewison, and Stephen Silver. He was nominated for an American Cinema Editors Award for his work on Henry Selick's Coraline.
Peter Suschitzky is a British cinematographer with over fifty titles to his credit, including Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Immortal Beloved and The Man in the Iron Mask. He began his career as a photographer and camera asisstant, and was deeply influenced by the work of his father, cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky, who shot a film adaptation of UIlyses and Get Carter. He has worked with David Cronenberg on all of his features since Naked Lunch to Cosmopolis, and won the 2008 Genie Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography for Eastern Promises. Suschitzky has just completed shooting Cronenberg's latest feature, Maps to the Stars.