Infinity Pool is one weird movie. The film follows a man who commits a crime in a third world country. He then gets cloned by the government and is forced to watch himself die. The result is a thought-provoking, disturbing film. This all comes from the mind of Brandon Cronenberg, best known to mainstream audiences as the director of Possessor and the son of legendary director David Cronenberg. This past week, I had the privilege of speaking to Brandon Cronenberg and when I asked him about the ending of the film and what it means, here’s what he said:

I don’t wanna answer that question. To me, the final act of creation when you’re making a film is done by the audience. There’s this element which the audience is exploring your film, creating their own ideas and viewing it with their own meaning and I like that, I really like that. Leaving some things a little bit open to interpretation so the audience can explore, maybe disagree and have their own thoughts about it. I do know what the ending means to me but it’s not something I want to reveal, I suppose, right now because I want people to have a chance to explore [Infinity Pool] on their own terms.

Brandon Cronenberg


After Gabi (Mia Goth) and her sick group of cloned tourists torture and harass James (Alexander Skarsgård) to the point of having James kill his own double, they all leave Li Tolqa and act like nothing happened. As they’re leaving one by one at the airport, James is the only one left. Instead of going back home to his wife Em, he goes back to the resort, now closed during the monsoon season and just sits on a beach chair as the rain falls.

A still from Infinity Pool by Brandon Cronenberg, an official selection of the Midnight section at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

Infinity Pool is in theatres now. Stay tuned for our review and for the rest of our chat with Cronenberg!