A History of Violence with Peter Suschitzky

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 6 minutes

TIFF Cinematheque - Retrospective

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The Genie Award-winning cinematographer introduces Cronenberg's searing psychological thriller.

Guest Biography

    • Peter Suschitzky
    • Peter Suschitzky is a British cinematographer with over fifty titles to his credit, including Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Immortal Beloved and The Man in the Iron Mask. He began his career as a photographer and camera asisstant, and was deeply influenced by the work of his father, cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky, who shot a film adaptation of UIlyses and Get Carter. He has worked with David Cronenberg on all of his features since Naked Lunch to Cosmopolis, and won the 2008 Genie Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography for Eastern Promises. Suschitzky has just completed shooting Cronenberg's latest feature, Maps to the Stars.

A History of Violence with Peter Suschitzky

    • A History of Violence
    • David Cronenberg
    • One of Cronenberg's greatest and most complex works, this combination of searing psychological thriller and ingeniously subtle social allegory focuses on a small-town Everyman (Viggo Mortensen) who finds his hidden past catching up with him after he brutally foils an attempted stick-up.