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Watch: David Cronenberg’s NSFW New Short The Nest

“David Cronenberg — The Exhibition” launched in Toronto last year and is currently on display at Amsterdam’s EYE Film Institute until September 14. Cronenberg directed The Next for the show, and from now until the closing date you can watch it online. It’s NSFW, unless your workplace doesn’t object to topless women, so perhaps bookmark this suggestively creepy one-shot short for later viewing. In a dirty cleaning supplies closet, a surgeon (psychiatrist? lunatic kidnapper? janitor?) with a camera strapped to his head questions a young woman convinced that her left breast contains an insect colony and needs to be amputated. “I’m happy to remove your breast,” the surgeon says. “It’s just that I’m not sure how to handle the insects. I’m not an entomologist.” Familiar Cronenbergian concerns about mutating bodies and mental pathologies get a new kind of workout in this barely nine-minute short. More information on the exhibition can be found here.

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