Director David Cronenberg joined his A Dangerous Method cast for a press conference at the 2011 Venice Film Festival, kicking off the discussion by pointing out he and the festival are both 68 years old – and that his birthday is the Ides of March (which happened to be the festival’s opening night film). Cronenberg then went on to go into an in-depth discussion of his film which portrays the real life relationship between Carl Jung (played by Michael Fassbender) and Sigmund Freud (played by Viggo Mortensen).
The critically acclaimed director talked about his career, how this film differs from his past films, his style of directing, and researching the subject matter. He also joked about his ‘neurotic’ cast and how he hired them because they needed a great deal of psychoanalysis and he was hoping that working on A Dangerous Method would introduce them to the idea that they needed help.
Watch the interview video: