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David Cronenberg returns with a very scary, very NSFW short film

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David Cronenberg has released an unsettling short film as part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, approaching his usual themes from a surprising new angle. The film, available on YouTube through September, concerns a young woman who believes her left breast has been infested by a nest of wasps. But as the interview progresses, everything is called into question. Are the wasps real, or just a manifestation of a kind of amputation fetish? Is her interrogator, played off-screen by Cronenberg, a real surgeon or a psychiatrist using the exam as a front to plumb her psyche? The film offers few answers, but for Cronenberg fans, it's an unusually pure dose of the director's signature body horror.