PARASITES AND ADDICTIONS
From January 3 to February 6, 2022.
Echoing Sabrina Ratté's “House of Skin,” the Cinemathèque will explore the universe of David Cronenberg with posters, photos and artefacts from its collections.
David Cronenberg has created a multidimensional universe in which he insistently questions the limits of every facet of the human condition: physical, moral and existential. This program extends from his early days in Montréal, where he made exploitation flicks produced by Cinépix “Rabid, Shivers,” to “Maps to the Stars,” a scathing take on the California jet-set lifestyle. A creepy parallel universe emerges through films like “The Fly,” which catapulted him to mainstream success, and “Existenz,” in which it seems perfectly normal to plug an organic game console into one’s spine. This is inside-out cinema, in which unique beings constantly show us funhouse-mirror reflections of our world. This program includes all of Cronenberg’s features, most of them in 35 mm.