David Cronenberg is back to his mind-bending, body-morphing best. In his new NSFW short "The Nest" he takes a walk down memory lane to his days of body horror or just about (sadly there are no exploding heads). The nine-minute, single-shot film documents an interview between a doctor (maybe) and a topless patient (Evelyne Brochu) in what appears to be a custodial closet. They discuss usual things – why she wants to remove her left breast, how an insect nest grew within it, how they might trap said insects, how they won’t stop "buzzing and rustling" as "they sense the threat." The doctor behind the camera, voiced by Cronenberg himself, always responds in an eerily nonchalant tone, simply concerned that he’s "not an entomologist."
The film was commissioned by the International Film Festival of Rotterdam’s friends at EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam. From 22 June through 14 September 2014, they will present a major exhibition focusing on Cronenberg, following the main themes of his work. For more information go their website. Check out "The Nest" below: