Walkouts at Cannes Film FestivalBy RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies
Fans have been begging for David Cronenberg to come back and give us more Cronenberg horror. He heard the fans and apparently did not disappoint.
Crimes of the Future is the rage (both good and bad) at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. According to reports, dozens of audience members walked out of the screening midway through the film. However, at the same screening, some audience members gave the film a 6 to 7-minute standing ovation. However, to be fair, during separate press screenings for Crimes of the Future that Cronenberg was not in attendance, there were no standing ovations. In these screenings, the audience largely stayed for the entirety of the film, with only a handful of people leaving the theater.
Fans might remember Cronenberg did mention during filming that he fully expects people to walk out during the screening at Cannes. Congrats, sir you were right!
Crimes of the Future stars Viggo Mortensen (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises) with Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux. Crimes of the Future is the first time Cronenberg is back in his science-fiction/horror since 1999’s Existenz.
It sounds just as ambitious, taking a deep dive into the not-so-distant future in which humankind is learning to adapt to its synthetic surroundings. This evolution moves humans beyond their natural state and into a metamorphosis, which alters their biological makeup. While some embrace the limitless potential of trans-humanism, others attempt to police it. Either way, Accelerated Evolution Syndrome, is spreading fast. Saul Tenser is a beloved performance artist who has embraced this new state, sprouting new and unexpected organs in his body. Along with his partner Caprice, Tenser has turned the removal of these organs into a spectacle for his loyal followers to marvel at in real-time theater. But with both the government and a strange subculture taking note, Tenser is forced to consider what would be his most shocking performance of all.
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