“Dark, delirious fun” (Geoff Andrew, Time Out), Cronenberg’s mind-warping virtual-reality adventure is set in a near future where video gamers have bio-ports surgically implanted in their spinal columns in order to plug themselves directly into organic gaming pods.
Superstar game-designer Jennifer Jason Leigh, unveiling her latest creation, is attacked by “realist” terrorists opposed to gaming’s “deforming of reality.” Security man Jude Law comes to her aid. …eXistenZ won Berlin film Festival’s Silver Bear for outstanding artistic achievement.” The Cinematheque, Vancouver
Image credit: Production still from eXistenZ (detail) 1999 / Director: David Cronenberg / Image courtesy: Amalgamated Movies.
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