David Cronenberg, the director of “Crash” and “the Fly” will be in competition at the 75th Cannes Film Festival with “Les Crimes du Futur”.

David Cronenberg in Cannes
David Cronenberg’s new movie in Cannes

A role for Léa Seydoux

Reuniting with his director of A History of Violence and Dark Promises, Viggo Mortensen plays Saul Tenser, a performance artist who stages the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde shows with the help of Caprice , his partner interpreted by the Frenchwoman Léa Seydoux. Timlin, an investigator with the Office of the National Organ Registry, follows their practices closely. It is then that a mysterious group appears: they want to take advantage of Saul’s notoriety to reveal to the world the next stage of human evolution…

Still so controversial ?

In Cannes, David Cronenberg never went unnoticed. In 1996, Crash aroused strong reactions from the public, before winning the jury prize. Will Future Crimes still cause as much surprise as his previous films ? The answer on the occasion of the Cannes Film Festival which will begin in a few days…

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