Legendary filmmaker David Cronenberg predicts that attendees will leave the premiere screening of Crimes of the Future early at the Cannes Film Festival later this month. Cronenberg stated he’s “sure we will have some walkouts within the first five minutes of the movie.”
There are some very strong scenes. Some of the people who have seen the film have said that they think the last 20 minutes will be very hard on people and that there’ll be a lot of walkouts. Some guys said that almost had a panic attack… But I’m not convinced that that will be a general reactionDavid Cronenberg
As well as serving as an inspired marketing tool, Cronenberg’s remarks are also a sobering warning to those who have had to endure his previous works. Crimes of the Future released a new red band trailer in early May, and it didn’t disappoint. In classic Cronenberg body horror style, the movie features open wounds, disembodied ears, and more.
For his first film in eight years, Cronenberg returns to his body horror roots. Viggo Mortensen and Léa Seydoux are surgical performers who demonstrate human organs undergoing an anatomical transformation. When their acts capture the attention of a National Organ Registry investigator (Kristen Stewart), the true government mission becomes clear. Organ transplants will lead to the next phase of human evolution.
The trailer teases that “surgery is the new sex,” and displayed graphic moments such as a man’s eyelids being sewn shut.
They might be revulsed to the point that they want to leave, but that’s not the same as being outraged. However, I have no idea really what’s going to happen. I guess that is the description of this movie: It’s going to either attract or repel peopleDavid Cronenberg
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