"Dreams of Steel"
About David Cronenberg's film
by Olivier Pere
Text of the book included in the Ultra Collector Box
It's the story of a couple who never look each other in the eye, look for each other and get lost in sexual adventures. A car accident will lead him into new experiences, more dangerous and more exciting. Hoping to finally meet again.
By adapting the prophetic novel by the English writer JG Ballard, David Cronenberg turns out to be a surgeon of the soul. In an atmosphere of gentle apocalypse, his film offers nothing less than to reinvent the human body, associated with the machine, but also to explore unknown dimensions of love and eroticism.
Object of scandal on its release, rightly considered as one of the masterpieces of the Canadian filmmaker, Crash is quite simply a perfect film and unique in its genre, in which there is no lack of humor, however dark it may be. he, nor the invitation to dream, never very far from the nightmare.
Born in Marseille, Olivier Père was head of programming at the Cinémathèque française, general delegate of the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes (2004-2009), artistic director of the Locarno Festival in Switzerland (2010-2012). He is currently director of the Cinema unit of ARTE France and general manager of ARTE France Cinéma. Since 2016, he has also been artistic director of the European digital festival ARTE Kino Festival and its monthly version ARTE Kino Sélection. He writes regularly on cinema. His first encounter with the work of David Cronenberg dates back to March 7, 1984, the day Dead Zone was released . He never passed his driver's license.