Crimes of the Future is a return to form for director David Cronenberg on a a few levels. It is his first movie since 2014’s Map to the Stars. Based on the discomforting trailer, it also looks as if the mind behind Videodrome and The Fly will be making a return to the body horror sub-genre that made him a horror icon.
Crimes of the Future is about a celebrity performance artist named Saul Turner (Viggo Mortensen) who publicly showcases the “metamorphosis of his organs” with his partner Caprice (Lea Seydoux). Timlin (Kristen Stewart) is an investigator from the National Organ Registry who obsessively tracks the pair. She discovers that the duo are using their performances to shed light on the next phase in human evolution.
The film is set to make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival. It will be interesting to see how his latest movie fares. Last year’s winner of the Palme d’Or, Titane, was clearly influenced by Cronenberg’s earlier works. He has also been at the helm of some of the most critically lauded movies of the 21st century.
Crimes of the Future will make its World Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival
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