Crimes of the Future at Cannes: “Spectators will leave the room”, warns David Cronenberg

“I expect some people to leave the hall in Cannes, because it is a very special film. With particularly strong scenes.”

The trailer for Future Crimes sets the tone, with his mantra “surgery is the new sex” : the next film of David Cronenberg will not be for all audiences. The director of Videodrome, Crash, The Fly or History of Violence has a very particular style, and he expects that some of the spectators will not see his new staging carried by Léa Seydoux, Viggo Mortensen and Kristen Stewart to the end.

“I expect some people to leave the theater in Cannes, because it is a very special film, he confesses to Deadline. With particularly strong scenes. I’m sure some will leave within the first five minutes of the film. I’m sure. Some people who have seen it find that the last 20 minutes will be hard for some people to watch and assume that there will be plenty of people who give up. This is the case every time, there are always armchairs that slam when you get up (in Cannes). So we hear ‘clack, clack, clack.’

Cronenberg adds, however, that he is eager to see his film again in a room full of people who will see it for the first time. If it was shown to audiences at CinemaCon before, he assumes that this time it will be different because audiences in Cannes will know less about Crimes of the Future. “It will be the first time I’ve seen the film with an audience that knows so little about it, so I’ll see if it makes them laugh at the times I wanted funny, or at other times. Of course , there will be the issue of language and subtitles, but French audiences who have already seen the film have captured its humor well. It comes largely from the dialogues so you have to understand what is being said to capture the jokes, but yeah, like all my movies, this one is funny. It’s a funny movie, not just funny, but definitely funny.”

Here is its trailer. It will be released in theaters on May 25.

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