A Dangerous Method (out of the competition) / A Dangerous Method
David Cronenberg, Germany, Canada, 2011.
Directed by: David Cronenberg Script: Christopher Hampton Producer: Jeremy Thomas, Marco Mehlitz, Martin Katz Production company: Lago Films/Prospero Pictures Cinematography: Peter Suschitzky Editing: Ronald Sanders Music: Howard Shore Cast: Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel
Format: 35 mm Running time: 99'
Synopsis On the eve of World War One, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery. Drawn from true-life events, the film takes a glimpse into the turbulent relationships among fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung, his mentor Sigmund Freud and Sabina Spielrein – the troubled but beautiful young woman who comes between them. Into the mix comes Otto Gross, a debauched patient who is determined to push the boundaries. Their personal exploration of sensuality, ambition and deceit drive Jung, Freud and Sabina to challenge and forever change the nature of modern thought.
Awards and Festivals Venice Film Festival 2011
Toronto International Film Festival 2011
Directors Biography David Cronenberg was born in Toronto and studied at the University of Toronto, where he directed several short films. He has won many international awards for films 'Videodrome' (1983), 'Dead Ringers' (1988), 'Naked Lunch' (1991), 'Crash' (1996) and 'Spider' (2002), 'Shivers' (1975), 'Rabid' (1977), 'The Brood' (1979), 'Scanners' (1981), 'The Dead Zone' (1983), 'The Fly' (1986), 'M. Butterfly' (1992), 'eXistenZ' (1999), 'A History of Violence' (2005), 'To Each His Own Cinema' (segment, 2007), 'Eastern Promises' (2007) and 'A Dangerous Method' (2011). Cronenberg's long term collaborator, awarded and appreciated cinematographer Peter Suschitzky is member of this year's Zagreb Film Festival jury.
Location and screening schedule: EUROPA CINEMA, Saturday, October 22nd at 20.00 EUROPA CINEMA, Sunday, October 23rd at 17.00