The Venice film festival has today announced that Canadian director David Cronenberg is a Golden Lion for his career.
“Although Cronenberg is in the beginning limited to the niche of the horror films, ( … ), he has managed to, one film after the other, an original and very personal structure to put down,” said Alberto Barbera, the director of the Mostra, in a press release.
The 75-year-old Cronenberg has more than fifty films, including “The Dead Zone”, “The Fly”, “Crash” and “A History of Violence”.
“His universe, that revolves around the intractable relationship between the body, sex and death, is populated by malformations (…) that are a reflection of the fear of the changes that the body undergoes as a result of the science and the technology, disease and physical decay,” says Barbera.
“The Golden Lion received, is a fantastic experience,” said the director. “I’ve always had a lot of the Golden Lion of Venice.”
The 75th Exhibition runs from 29 August to 8 september.