Infinity Pool, the third film from Possessor and Antiviral director Brandon Cronenberg (who also happens to be the son of acclaimed filmmaker David Cronenberg), will be in cinemas around Australia on May 11th.
Starring Alexander Skarsgård (The Northman), Mia Goth (X) and Cleopatra Coleman (Dopesick), the film follows a couple staying at an isolated island resort. It’s the perfect vacation of pristine beaches, exceptional staff, and sun soaking. Of course, a dark turn awaits. Guided by the seductive and mysterious Gabi, they venture outside the resort grounds and find themselves in a culture filled with violence, hedonism, and untold horror. A tragic accident leaves them facing a zero tolerance policy for crime: either you’ll be executed, or, if you’re rich enough to afford it, you can watch yourself die instead.
Those familiar with Cronenberg’s work will know his… let’s say darker leanings. Fans will be happy to know, then, that it’s going to the uncut version of the film being released in Aus. The film was hit with an NC-17 rating in the United States, pushing the team to edit the film and appeal the classification. They were successful, receiving a U.S. rating of R for “graphic violence, disturbing material, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use, and some language.”
UPDATE: Perhaps unsurprisingly, in Australia, the film has been given the maximum rating allowed for theatrical releases: R18+ for “High impact horror violence, blood and gore, sex and nudity.”
Maslow Entertainment will be distributing Infinity Pool in Australia, kicking off a theatrical run on May 11th. Keep an eye out for our review of the film, up soon!