Two bodies. Two minds. One soul. Separation can be a terrifying thing.
In Dead Ringers, David Cronenberg tells the chilling story of identical twin gynecologists—suave Elliot and sensitive Beverly, bipolar sides of one personality—who share the same practice, the same apartment, the same women. When a new patient, glamorous actress Claire Niveau, challenges their eerie bond, they descend into a whirlpool of sexual confusion, drugs, and madness. Jeremy Irons' s tour-de-force performance—as both twins—raises disturbing questions about the nature of personal identity. - Criterion Collection
Cronenberg: In the Flesh
In eager anticipation of David Cronenberg's return to his body horror roots with Crimes of the Future, we've programmed three weekends of the master filmmaker's work. Dead Ringers and Crash open, followed by Cronenberg's visceral collaborations with actor Viggo Mortensen in A History of Violence and Eastern Promises. Finally, we'll have our minds blown by Scanners and chant "long live the new flesh" at Videodrome!