TIFF RED CARPET: Sarah Gadon heads a parade of Canadian talent at the premiere of Antiviral

TIFF RED CARPET: Sarah Gadon heads a parade of Canadian talent at the premiere of Antiviral

TIFF RED CARPET: Sarah Gadon heads a parade of Canadian talent at the premiere of Antiviral

TIFF RED CARPET: Antiviral

We’ll try to forgive director Brandon Cronenberg (David’s son) for debuting his first film at Cannes rather than at his hometown fest—but only because we’re intrigued by the creepy premise of the film, in which ordinary folks pay to be infected with celebrities’ diseases in order to feel closer to them. In any event, with compatriots like Sarah Gadon, Wendy Crewson and Nicholas Campbell present, the premiere of Antiviral felt like a Canadian reunion. Gadon—a local beauty and TIFF 2011’s rising star—went for the gold in a full-sleeved gown, while Crewson walked the carpet in a fun and flouncy animal-print dress. In contrast, fellow cast member Caleb Landry Jones looked brooding in a mustard-coloured blazer and two-tone shoes (we hope he’s not coming down with something).