• 2012
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Brandon Cronenberg
  • Cast: Caleb Landry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Malcolm McDowell
  • UK release: 1 February 2013

Antiviral tells of an alternative present in which fans pay to be infected with diseases from their favourite celebrities, as well as eating muscle tissue drawn from their adored bodies for an elegant commentary on our obsession with celeb culture. The film sags a little in its final third this is an interesting debut directed by David Cronenberg’s son.

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Profile: Brandon Cronenberg, director of Antiviral

21 Jan 2013

Debut feature from son of David Cronenberg explores celebrity obsession and illness

Born: Toronto, Canada, 1985. Background: The son of a director you might have heard of called David and his wife Carolyn Zeifman, who have been married since 1979, Brandon Cronenberg premiered his debut feature as a writer/director at last year’s Cannes…


18 Jan 20134 stars

Brandon Cronenberg finds sadness and squalor of celebrity obsession in impressive surreal debut

It would be nice, and respectful, to review this impressive debut by Brandon Cronenberg without making reference to the director’s parentage, but it’s near-impossible. When David Lynch met Isabella Rossellini, he supposedly told her that she could be…

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