During the week, the filmmaker David Cronenberg presented his most recent feature film, Crimes of the Future, at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, where he attended accompanied by his cast Lea Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, y Viggo Mortensen.
In addition to celebrating the world premiere of the body-horror, distributor NEON reveals a handful of character posters, along with a new promotional clip, as part of the film’s marketing campaign.
You will find the material at the end of the note.
- NEON will have a limited release in theaters in Los Angeles and New York on June 3, 2022, with expanded release June 10.
- Crimes of the Future is another body-horror project in the filmmaker’s characteristic style, as we have seen in The Fly, The Brood, Rabid, y Shivers.
- Crimes of the Future It IS NOT a remake of Cronenberg’s 1970 film of the same name, which runs for 63 minutes.
- The feature film was shot in Greece in the summer of 2021.
- Cronenberg’s first film in eight years (since the release of Maps to the Stars).
To the surprise of no one familiar with Cronenberg’s filmography, the Motion Picture Association (MPA) awarded him the R Rating a Crimes of the Future by: “Strong and disturbing violent content and lurid imagery, graphic nudity and some language.”
“As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), a celebrated performance artist, publicly displays the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. Timlin (Kristen Stewart), a researcher for the National Organ Registry, obsessively follows his movements, and that’s when a mysterious group is revealed… Their mission: use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next phase of human evolution. “.
About Crimes of the Future, Cronenberg, director and screenwriter of the filmsays to have, “unfinished business with the future,” and apparently in marketing, it leans towards the body-horror seen in feature films by the filmmaker mentioned above, such as The Fly, y The Brood, among others.
The filmmaker adds: “Crimes of the Future is a meditation on human evolution… the ways we’ve had to take control of the process because we’ve created such powerful environments that didn’t exist before.. [Es] an evolution of things I’ve done before. Fans will see key references to other scenes and moments from my other movies. That is a continuity of my understanding of technology connected to the human body. Technology is always an extension of the human body, even when it appears to be very mechanical and non-human.”.
Robert Lantos produces, with Christelle Conan, Joe Iacono, Victor Loewy, Aida Tannyan, Peter Touche and Thorsten Schumacher serving as executive producers.
The most recent promotional material, below: