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THE CRIMES OF THE FUTURE Creating retreats at the Cannes Film Festival

of David Cronenberg Crimes of the Future seems to be the most polarizing film of the year Cannes Film Festival. Conformable Variety, Dozens of members of the audience left the Cannes screening halfway through the film. On the other hand, at the same screening, some members of the audience gave the film a standing ovation for 7 minutes.

However, during separate press screenings for Crimes of the Future that Cronenberg was not present, there was no standing ovation. In these screenings, the critics remained largely for the entire film, with only a handful of people leaving the theater, but only being rewarded with a slight burst of applause.

This will certainly be the most controversial movie in Cannes Film Festival this year!


Cronenberg mentioned that Deadline not long ago, he fully expected people to come out during the Cannes screening. Well, he was right!

“These are very powerful scenes,” Cronenberg said. “I mean, I’m sure we’ll give up in the first five minutes of the movie. I’m sure of this. Some people who saw the movie said that they think that the last 20 minutes will be very difficult for people and that there will be a lot of withdrawals. One guy said he almost had a panic attack. And I say, “Well, that would be fine.” But I am not convinced that this will be a general reaction. “

“I look forward to going to Cannes, and this is a very special thing,” he said. People always come out, and the chairs crack notoriously when you get up, because the chairs fold down and hit the back of the chair. So you hear clack, clack, clack. Either they will be revolted as they were crash, somehow I don’t think so. They may be repulsed to the point where they want to leave, but this is not the same as being outraged. “

Some of the strongest scenes that seemed to garner the most reaction were a bloody scene of a child’s autopsy, photos of bloody guts and characters having an orgasm licking their open wounds.

Crimes of the Future Starring Viggo Mortensen (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises) alongside festival favorites Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux. Crimes of the Future He also finds Cronenberg back in his sci-fi / horror mode for the first time since 1999’s “Existenz.”

Mortensen plays the role of a performing artist whose organs are operated on in a pseudo-sexual ritual in this dystopian universe. Stewart plays an employee of the transplant center, who in one scene spins: “Surgery is the new sex.”

Neon’s official “Crimes of the Future” synopsis says:

“As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. Together with his partner, Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), a famous performance artist, publicly presents the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde shows. Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator from the National Organ Registry, obsessively follows their movements when a mysterious group is revealed … Their mission – to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next stage of human evolution. ”

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