Canadian grasp of horror David Cronenberg will obtain the Donostia Award, an entire life success honor, at this 12 months’s San Sebastian Film Festival.
Cronenberg will obtain the award at a gala on September 21 in San Sebastian’s Victoria Eugenia Theatre, adopted via the screening of his newest film, Crimes of the Future.
The dystopian drama, which stars Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart, premiered in pageant in Cannes closing month, the place it used to be an target market favourite. Critics hailed it as a go back to shape for Cronenberg, who is thought of as a pioneer of frame horror and auteur sci-fi. From his earliest paintings, in Shivers (1975), Rabid (1977) and The Brood (1979), the Canadian director subverted B-movie horror tropes to inform irritating stories of mental torment Later movies, together with Scanners (1981), Videodrome (1983), Dead Ringers (1988), Naked Lunch (1991), and eXistenZ (1999), use the science fiction style to offer a subversive critique of recent, technologically-driven society.
Cronenberg’s latter occupation has been formed via his collaboration with Mortensen, with whom he has made 4 movies, together with A History of Violence (2005) and A Dangerous Method (2011), and Robert Pattinson, who featured each in Cosmopolis (2012) and Maps to the Stars (2014).
This will mark Cronenberg’s 2d seek advice from to San Sebastian, after his London-set gangster drama Eastern Promises, additionally starring Mortensen, opened the Spanish competition in 2007.
The Canadian filmmaker joins an illustrious listing of Donostia Award winners, who’ve integrated along Francis Ford Coppola, Agnès Varda, Hirokazu Koreeda and Costa-Gavras, amongst others.
The seventieth San Sebastian Film Festival runs September 16-24, 2022.