QFT Late: Naked Lunch

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GenreDrama, Horror
Director(s)David Cronenberg
Writer(s)William S. Burroughs, David Cronenberg
LanguageEnglish, Arabic
CountryCanada, UK, Japan
Running Time1HR 55MINS
SeasonQFT Late - Cult & Classic

QFT Late invites you to lunch. In a career dedicated to seeing the unseeable and filming the unfilmable, perhaps only David Cronenberg could really do justice to William S. Burroughs' controversial novel, Naked Lunch. Newly restored in 4K.

Former junkie William Lee (Peter Weller) makes ends meet as an exterminator. But when he and his wife Joan (Judy Davis) discover the hallucinatory properties of the powder he uses to kill bugs, they become hooked, and their world is changed forever. Insects speak, typewriters mutate and talk, interdimensional beings reveal themselves, identities fracture and blur; nothing and no one is quite what it seems. When Bill, under the influence of drugs, or the bugs that have begun talking to him, shoots his wife, he flees to Interzone, at once a place and a state of mind, where things only get stranger.

Featuring an astonishing score by Howard Shore (Videodrome), Naked Lunch is provocative, transgressive, and surreal - a feast for the senses, where nothing is true and everything is permitted.

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