Dead Ringers

David CronenbergCanada / USA116 minutes1988RColourEnglish

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Displaying a new level of formal precision on the part of David Cronenberg, this psychological horror, about twin gynecologists (Jeremy Irons) obsessed with the same woman (Geneviève Bujold), moved the director away from his genre origins and into the realm of art-house auteur.

Dans ce film d’horreur psychologique, David Cronenberg révèle une nouvelle facette de son talent, notamment relative à la forme et à l’aspect visuel qu’ils cisèlent avec précision. Ce conte horrifique, qui met en scène des jumeaux gynécologues interprétés par Jeremy Irons et obsédés par la même femme (Geneviève Bujold), a permis à Cronenberg de s’éloigner de ses premières amours et de son genre de prédilection, tout en le faisant accéder au rang d’auteur d’art et d’essai.

Intro and Q&A with screenwriter Norman Snider

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David Cronenberg

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.