The classic monster film gets a deliciously sadistic twist in Vincenzo Natali’s contemporary dissection of the genetic engineering dilemma.
Clive and Elsa are young, brilliant, and ambitious. The new animal species they engineered has made them rebel superstars of the scientific world. In secret, they introduce human DNA into the experiment. The result is something that is greater than the sum of its parts: a female animal/human hybrid that may be a step up on the evolutionary ladder. They think they may have created the perfect organism—until she makes a final shocking metamorphosis that could destroy them—and the rest of humanity.
In an age where creating life is a near-scientific possibility, the terrifying premise of Splice takes on hauntingly powerful implications. Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody deliver nuanced performances, and Natali’s lurid special effects and dazzling visual design create a modern-day horror film that will make you scream, squirm, and think. —Sundance Film Festival
Natali was born in Detroit, Michigan, to a nursery school teacher/painter mother and a photographer father. He is of Italian and English descent. He moved to Toronto, along with his family, at the age of one. He attended the film programme at Ryerson University. He was eventually hired as a storyboard artist at the Nelvana Animation Studios.
Natali’s directing debut came in 1997, when he was approached to direct Cube (1997). The film became a success worldwide, especially in Japan and France, grossing $15 million in France and breaking box office records for a Canadian film. At the 19th Genie Awards, the film received five nominations and also won the award for Best Canadian First Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival. After this success, Natali went on to direct Cypher (2002) and Nothing (2003).
Following the June 2010 release of Splice (2009), Natali’s next efforts are expected to be an adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s High Rise and a 3D remake of the Wes Craven… read more
A mid-August Wednesday sees fresh rounds of reviews in Midnight Eye and Cineaste and a screening of Ermanno Olmi's Palme d'or-winning The
"Given all the gene-mapping and cloning these days," begins New York's David Edelstein, "you'd think movies would be lousy with Frankenstein
Une énième version de la manipulation génétique par les êtres humains. Il y a un peu de Frankenstein et surtout beaucoup de Cronenberg et à son film La mouche. Cependant, le scénario est d’un classicisme… read review
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I just finished watching Vincenzo Natali’s “Splice”, and while I do have some overall thoughts on the film itself, I would much rather discuss one… read review
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A nicely sinister title sequence gives way to a rather flatly executed but fairly intriguing story of brilliant genetic engineers, in the age-old tradition of playing God. Who are they kidding??