Christine Ramsay on Dead Ringers

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 25 minutes

TIFF Cinematheque - Retrospective

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Film scholar Christine Ramsay explores the cultural significance of "the double" and the ways in which it has informed the archetype of the twin in David Cronenberg's masterpiece Dead Ringers.
Please note: the date and time for this event have been updated since the printing of the TIFF Bell Lightbox Fall Schedule. The correct date and time of this event is November 17 at 4pm.

Guest Biography

    • Christine Ramsay
    • Dr. Christine Ramsay is Associate Professor in Film Studies at the University of Regina. Her research areas include Canadian and Saskatchewan cinemas, masculinities in film and popular culture, philosophies of identity, and the culture of small cities. In 2012 she was Visiting Scholar at the graduate program in Canadian Studies, University of Edinburgh, where she worked on her current book project, David Cronenberg and The Double. A past president of the Film Studies Association of Canada, she currently serves on the editorial boards of Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies and Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, and on the boards of Regina's Creative City Centre and the Dunlop Art Gallery.

Christine Ramsay on Dead Ringers

    • Dead Ringers
    • David Cronenberg
    • Jeremy Irons gives a pair of remarkable performances as twin gynecologists whose symbiotic bond leads them towards mutual self-destruction, in one of Cronenberg's most sophisticated fusions of the physical and the cerebral.