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David Paul Cronenberg, OC, FRSC (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian filmmaker and screenwriter. He is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror or venereal horror genre. This style of filmmaking explores people's fears of bodily transformation and infection. In his films, the psychological is typically intertwined with the physical. In the first half of his career, he explored these themes mostly through horror and science fiction, although his work has since expanded beyond these genres. He has been called "the most audacious and challenging narrative director in the English-speaking world."
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Following the death of her mother, a young woman returns home to Niagara Falls and becomes entangled in the memory of a kidnapping she claims to have witnessed as a child.
Runtime: 100 min.
Directed by: Albert Shin
As: David Cronenberg
"L'inquiétante absence" is a documentary that examines the current state of genre films in Québec. In an attempt to answer their questions, the filmmakers conducted several interviews with leading figures of Québec's genre cinema from various backgrounds, in addition to meeting with fans at festivals and conventions.
The found footage collective, Everything is Terrible! Has taken over 2,000 forgotten VHS tapes and re-contextualized them in order to tell the tale of The Dark Lord himself, Lucifer.
Runtime: 72 min.
Revolves around a team of military field operatives and civilian scientists who must use untested technology to travel back in time to alter past events in order to change the future and avoid a devastating terrorist attack. Feature length pilot for failed tv series, released as a made for TV movie.
Runtime: 76 min.
Directed by: Jack Bender
An in-depth documentary about the making of David Cronenberg's feature film, Cosmopolis (2012), an adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel of the same name.
Runtime: 110 min.
Directed by: Julie Ng
A look at the history of the comic book publication that launched such legendary characters as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
Runtime: 90 min.
Directed by: Mac Carter
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within is a well-crafted, brand new documentary which attempts to open up the legendary figure and see what made him tick. Showing at the 54th BFI London Film Festival, Yony Leyser’s film is a riveting and emotional journey into the world of a man many considered as cold as an iceberg on a winter night.
Runtime: 87 min.
Directed by: Yony Leyser
The debut feature from Canada's most celebrated filmmaker, David Cronenberg, Shivers provided the young director with a crash course in feature filmmaking and established many of the unsettling themes explored in his later work. In the film, medical professor Dr. Hobbes (Fred Doederlein) creates a genetically-engineered organism he plans to use to bring about a more sensually aware society, but his ...
Runtime: 47 min.
Directed by: Tristan Orchard
A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.
Runtime: 100 min.
Directed by: Michael Cimino | Wong Kar-wai | Takeshi Kitano | Aki Kaurismäki | Olivier Assayas | Joel Coen | Bille August | Jane Campion | Youssef Chahine | Chen Kaige | Wim Wenders | Ethan Coen | David Cronenberg | Hou Hsiao-hsien | Jean-Pierre Dardenne | Luc Dardenne | Manoel de Oliveira | Raymond Depardon | Atom Egoyan | Amos Gitai | David Lynch | Zhang Yimou | Alejandro González Iñárritu | Theo Angelopoulos | Raúl Ruiz | Andrei Konchalovsky | Claude Lelouch | Ken Loach | Nanni Moretti | Roman Polański | Walter Salles | Abbas Kiarostami | Elia Suleiman | Tsai Ming-liang | Gus Van Sant | Lars von Trier
This compelling documentary explores Canadian film culture and tries to discover what defines Canadian film through interviews with notable filmmakers.
Runtime: 59 min.
Directed by: Jill Sharpe
As: David CRONENBERG
Documentary showcasing the work of prominent film directors in the horror genre. Featuring interviews with the directors, behind the scenes footage and clips from popular horror films, and hosted by Bruce Campbell, star of The Evil Dead (1981).
Runtime: 90 min.
As: Dr. Wimmer
In the year 2455, Old Earth is now a contaminated planet abandoned for centuries -- a brown world of violent storms, toxic landmasses and poisonous seas. Yet humans have returned to the deadly place that they once fled, not to live, but to research the ancient, rusting artifacts of the long-gone civilizations. But it's not the harmful environment that could prove fatal ...
Runtime: 91 min.
Directed by: James Isaac
The invisible art of production designer Carol Spier. The relationship between director and production designer is a special one. FRAME BY FRAME is a documentary that goes behind the scenes of David Cronenberg's sci-fi film, eXistenZ, for a rare and fascinating look at the art of production ...
Runtime: 54 min.
Directed by: Katherine A. Jeans
As: Father Rousell
A seasoned police detective and his partner have just uncovered a string of unusual murders that lead them to a serial killer, who believes that he is the descendant of Judas.
Runtime: 108 min.
Directed by: Russell Mulcahy
Various citizens of Toronto anxiously await the end of the world, which is occurring at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day. While widower Patrick Wheeler braces for his fate, he meets Sandra, the wife of a businessman who is intent on committing suicide. Meanwhile, Patrick's friend Craig decides to have as much sex as he can while there is still time.
Runtime: 95 min.
Directed by: Don McKellar
A brief documentary about Cronenberg made by the BBC to precede a showing of 'Videodrome' on television.
Runtime: 21 min.
As: Hospital Lawyer
Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent surgeon Dr Lawrence Myrick (Gene Hackman), but Luthan soon finds himself under in danger from people who want the hospital's secret to remain undiscovered.
Runtime: 118 min.
Directed by: Michael Apted
As: Man at Lake
Suzanne Stone wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with relentless focus, she is forced to destroy anything and anyone that may stand in her way, regardless of the ultimate cost or means necessary.
Runtime: 106 min.
Directed by: Gus Van Sant
As: Crime Boss
In 1994, in Toronto, the vampire Boya awakens from his twenty-five years of sleep in a basement hit by a golf ball. He takes a cab to the local cemetery, retrieves his belongings from a grave and lodges in a low budget hotel nearby an all-night donut shop. Boya does not drink human blood anymore but rats and pigeons blood instead. While in the donut shop, Boya befriends and protects the taxi driver Earl, ...
Runtime: 89 min.
Directed by: Holly Dale
As: Doc Fisher
Verlin is 9 years old and does not talk, nor does he even seem to hear. Henry, a child-like adult, befriends Verlin and pulls him from his shell. Verlin's mother mistrusts Henry, who she feels is dangerous.
Runtime: 87 min.
Directed by: Gary Ledbetter
When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.
Runtime: 96 min.
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Documentary about the career of director David Cronenberg, with clips from his films and interviews with friends, colleagues, film critics and Cronenberg himself.
Runtime: 50 min.
Directed by: Laurens C. Postma
As: Group Supervisor
Ed Okin used to have a boring life. He used to have trouble getting to sleep. Then one night, he met Diana. Now, Ed's having trouble staying alive.
Runtime: 115 min.
Directed by: John Landis
Mick Garris hosts this look at horror films with John Carpenter, John Landis and David Cronenberg all discussing their favorite scare films as well as what they think makes them work.
Runtime: 25 min.
Directed by: Rob Fiedler