Crimes of the Future marks the great return of David Cronenberg. Highly anticipated, this feature film on the border between thriller and science fiction is among the official selection of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Between horror film and thriller, Cronenberg’s new project promises, once again, to be grand. It must be said that the director has been able to wait. After the bewitching Maps to the Stars in 2014, he hadn’t been talked about until April 2021, when we learned that he was working on a new film… A year later, the trailer is here and we already have haste. A chilling trailer “It’s time not to see anymore. It’s time not to talk anymore. It’s time to listen.” These three sentences hammer images heavy with meaning giving the sordid atmosphere of the film: dehumanized bodies, decked out with grotesque holes, sewn eyelids… Everything is nothing but torture and desolation. The tone is set. Although there is a film of the same name dating from 1970, Crimes of the Future is not a remake but an original dystopia that questions our relationship to transhumanism. This is not the first time that Cronenberg plays with our emotions and our convictions: in 1996 already, his feature film Crash shocks and disturbs. For this long-awaited return, the director has seen big. Alongside the illustrious Viggo Mortensen, we will also find Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart. The film will be released in theaters on May 25 and, the least we can say, is that we are already looking forward to it.
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