David Cronenberg said it and it has been fulfilled. Dropouts at the Cannes Film Festival during the premiere of Crimes of the Future. Brutal.
The new horror movieDavid Cronenberg, Crimes of the Future, has fulfilled the forecasts of the director. David Cronenberg himself had predicted that many would leave the theater during the film’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The film has meant the reunion between Viggo Mortensen and the filmmaker, a very common tandem.
Viggo Mortensen plays saul tensor, a performance artist who grows new organs inside his body as a result of a unique and extraordinary illness. Saul Tenser extracts them live for the public during a series of avant-garde events. Although the film opens on June 3 in the United States, the first critics have already stated that Crimes of the Future has a unique narrative. Of course, the images are truly impressive.
Despite the impact of terror, the premiere was a success
Kyle Buchanannewspaper journalist New York Timeswas part of the public during the premiere of Crimes of the Future at the Cannes Film Festival. Buchanan witnessed multiple dropouts mid-screening, meeting David Cronenberg’s expectations. According to the journalist, at least fifteen attendees left the movie theater early, in the middle of the show. Kyle Buchanan explains that there is a terrifyingly disturbing scene in which a naked man, who has had extra ears sewn on various parts of his body, dances for almost a full minute.
The New York Times journalist also pointed out that audience members leave Cannes screenings all the time, either because of scheduling issues or simply because they don’t like the movies. However, he observed that many of those who abandoned the projection of Crimes of the Future they did so at particularly harrowing moments. Despite the grotesque scenes and numerous crowd exits during the premiere, David Cronenberg and his latest film received an impressive six-minute standing ovation.