David Cronenberg Exhibit Set For TIFF

Canadian director celebrated in Cannes, and next year at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

It's Cronenberg fever at Cannes, with the infamous Canadian director David's latest project "Cosmopolis" getting major buzz and his son, Brandon, also presenting at the event for the first time. And TIFF is hot on David's heels, as they recently announced plans to present a Cronenberg exhibition next year, which will launch in fall 2013 at the Bell Lightbox in Toronto and then will begin touring in 2014 (according to CBC News).

The exhibit will present a variety of memorabilia as well as recreated set pieces from the filmmaker's illustrious 20+ year career, including artifacts from his better-known projects such as "Crash," "The Fly" and "Body Scanners."

"The exhibition parallels his growth as a filmmaker with his ongoing examination and interpretation of human evolutionary possibilities, tracing his work from a focus on biological change towards examinations of shifting psychological states," curators Piers Handling and Noah Cowan said in an official statement released Wednesday (CBC News).

Cronenberg is currently at the Cannes Film Festival promoting his latest film project "Cosmopolis," starring Robert Pattinson, Samantha Morton, Jay Baruchel, and Paul Giamatti – the story is based on a novel by author Don DeLillo. His son Brandon is also presenting his first Cannes' flick, "Antiviral" with Caleb Landry Jones, Malcolm McDowell and Sarah Gadon. The Cannes Film Fest runs until May 27th.


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