Sex, psychology, spanking, Cronenberg…”A Dangerous Method” has it all and we’ll see soon if the film will build sufficient buzz to take it through the awards season as a contender.
Set to premiere at Venice and hit TIFF and NYFF shortly thereafter, Sony Pictures Classics believe they’ve got a strong horse in the race, but let’s hope the marketing material gets a little more inspired than this. Granted, this new French poster for the film unveiled by Mars Films is an improvement on the similar Italian version — giving the three giant heads a semi-transparent treatment to at least indicate how their characters overlap — let’s hope future one-sheets are a bit more compelling. Surely with all the bedroom escapades, these posters could be a bit…spicier? Sex sells, people, not the cerebral.
Anyway, as a reminder, the film stars Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender, in a story that centers on the relationship between Carl Jung (Fassbender) and Russian-Jewish patient Sabina Spielrein (Knightley), which turns sexual, ultimately causing a rift between Jung and his mentor Sigmund Freud (Mortensen), but also catalyzes strong findings in regards to Jungian psychoanalysis. It opens on November 23rd in limited release. Full poster below.