Crimes of the Future (2022)
Director: David Cronenberg Run Time: 107 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Léa Seydoux, Scott Speedman, Viggo Mortensen, Welket Bungué
Country: Canada, Greece, France
About the film:
Premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival in competition for the Palme d’Or. As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice, celebrity performance artist Saul Tenser publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. Timlin, an investigator from the National Organ Registry, obsessively tracks their movements, which is when a mysterious group is revealed. Their mission – to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next phase of human evolution.
“As a writer-director, Cronenberg continues to plumb his obsessions, both narrative and visual, and he brings enough energy and bravado to the mix to make this an oft-told story that he’s recounting as though for the first time.”
—Alonso Duralde for The Wrap
About the filmmaker:
Born in 1943, David Cronenberg is one of Canada’s most celebrated, internationally renowned and controversial auteurs. Based in Toronto, his career as a writer and director spans 40 years – from his independent experimental features and schlock films of the late 1960s and 1970s with Stereo (1969) Crimes of the Future (1970), Shivers (1975), Rabid (1976), and The Brood (1979), through his infamous forays into the science fiction and horror genres in the 1980s with Videodrome (1983), The Fly (1986), and Dead Ringers (1988), to his art-house adaptations of influential novels like Naked Lunch (1991), Crash (1996), and Spider (2002).
Crimes of the Future (2022) is Cronenberg’s first feature since Palme d’Or nominees Cosmopolis (2012) and Maps to the Stars (2014).See our upcoming films