M. Butterfly introduced by Denise Cronenberg

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 10 minutes

TIFF Cinematheque - Retrospective

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Costume designer Denise Cronenberg introduces Cronenberg's ambitious historical drama.

Guest Biography

    • Denise Cronenberg
    • Denise Cronenberg is a Toronto-born costume designer. She is an ongoing collaborator of her brother David Cronenberg, having worked as a costume designer on such films as The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, M. Butterfly, Crash, eXistenZ, Spider, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, Cosmopolis, and A Dangerous Method, for which she earned her sixth Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Achievement in Costume Design. In addition to her work with David, Denise has designed the costumes for many other features, including Moonlight and Valentino, Murder at 1600, The Incredible Hulk, Shoot 'Em Up, Dawn of the Dead, and Resident Evil: Afterlife.

M. Butterfly introduced by Denise Cronenberg

    • M. Butterfly
    • David Cronenberg
    • A French civil servant (Jeremy Irons) in Mao's China falls in love with a beautiful opera singer (John Lone) — not realizing that "she" is both a man and a spy — in Cronenberg's adaptation of the acclaimed stage play by David Henry Hwang.