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Brandon Cronenberg's debut feature ANTIVIRAL takes us to an alternate reality where society's obsession with celebrity has grown exponentially. Syd March works in a clinic specializing in disease sales: harvesting infections from celebrities and selling them to their legions of fans. Syd moonlights by trafficking the latest viruses to piracy groups, smuggling them out of the clinic in his own body. When he infects himself with a disease that killed superstar Hannah Geist, he must solve the mystery surrounding her death before it leads to his own. Cronenberg expertly combines elements of sci-fi and body horror to examine the zeitgeist and explores it to frightening proportions, leaving the audience to reflect upon their own part in today's celebrity culture. With ANTIVIRAL, Cronenberg has made a name for himself that escapes the shadow of his father and has secured his place on the list of directors to watch. —Jenn Murphy
Canadian filmmaker Brandon Cronenberg's student films have garnered international awards and have screened at a number of film festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival. His first feature film, ANTIVIRAL premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival this year.