So if you do have a spare hour-and-a-half during the next couple of days, then we can’t help but recommend this. The 70-year-old discusses many of his features from “Shivers” through to “Cosmopolis,” and along the way gets into a range of topics including his roots as a filmmaker in Toronto, his early interest in medical science and how it informed his body horror movies, sadomasochism, and what defines him as a filmmaker.
Filmed for the German program Kennwort Kino at last year's TIFF, it’s basically wall-to-wall Cronenberg talking about his art and the art that inspired him, and it’s a must for any fans of the director. There’s probably a lot of stuff in there that he’s discussed before that Cronenberg experts will know already, but whenever someone talks for this long, new details are inevitable, and it makes for a fascinating listen. Enjoy! [Ray Pride]