Born in Toronto in 1943, David Cronenberg is an undisputed master of contemporary cinema. During the 1970s, his fascination with transferring philosophical, scientific and technological themes to his films earned him a reputation as one of the masters of horror films thanks to movies like The Brood (1979) and Scanners (1981). His films, from Videodrome (1982) to Dead Ringers (1988), explore man’s terror of the genetic mutation of bodies, of the psychological and physical infection of the flesh and the destructive impulses of the mind. More recently, after the success of his film Crash at the 1996 Festival of Cannes, and Spider (2002), he tried his hand at big budget productions with the Majors and directed A History of Violence (2005), Eastern Promises (2007), Cosmopolis (2012) and Maps to the Stars (2014). At the same time, he developed a series of projects outside the realm of cinema, like the opera The Fly (based on the homonymous film he directed in 1986), which was performed in Paris and Los Angeles in 2008, the artbook Red Cars presented at the Venice Biennale in 2005, the exhibition Chromosomes and the installation Red Cars at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni of Roma in 2008. In 2014 published his first novel Consumed: A Novel and in 2013 the Toronto International Film Festival organized the main exhibition Evolution, of which Volumina has published the catalogue.





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