A History of Violence introduced by Viggo Mortensen and David Cronenberg

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 6 minutes

TIFF Cinematheque - Retrospective

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Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen and David Cronenberg introduce our screening of this searing psychological thriller.

Guest Biographies

    • Viggo Mortensen
    • Since his screen debut as a young Amish farmer in director Peter Weir's Witness, Viggo Mortensen's film career has been marked by a string of diverse performances. Critics have continually recognized his work in more than 40 films, including The Road, Appaloosa, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, A Walk on the Moon, Portrait of a Lady, Carlito's Way, The Indian Runner, The Reflecting Skin, the Spanish-language features Alatriste, La Pistola de Mi Hermano, and Everybody Has a Plan, and David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises, A History of Violence, and A Dangerous Method.
    • David Cronenberg
    • David Cronenberg is an internationally renowned Canadian filmmaker. His reputation as an auteur has been firmly established by his influential body of work which includes Shivers, Rabid, Fast Company, The Brood, Scanners, The Fly, eXistenZ, The Dead Zone, M. Butterfly, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, A Dangerous Method and Cosmopolis. He has won Genie Awards for best director for Videodrome, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, Crash, and Spider. Cronenberg is a member of France's Legion d'Honneur, an Officer in the Order of Canada, and a Fellow of the British Film Institute. He is currently completing the Bruce Wagner penned film, Maps to the Stars.

A History of Violence with Viggo Mortensen

    • 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.