After the marathon on David Cronenberg that took place these days in Rome, Milan and Turin, today Wednesday 24 August is finally the day of Crimes of the Futurea new work by the author of Crash which includes in the cast Viggo Mortensen, Lea Seydoux and Kristen Stewart.
To prepare you for the movie, as always we have compiled for you a list of 5 things you absolutely need to know about Crimes of the Future before entering the room: take a look below …
- A total work-compendium: Thought and cherished for over twenty years, Cronenberg begins working at Crimes of the Future immediately after the release of eXistenZ (from which it is no coincidence that the inevitable futuristic joypads return), and today the film stands as a definitive synthesis and a total compendium not only of Cronenberg’s cinema but of cinema as a whole, going back to Carl Dreyer. It is also a great mix between the first Cronenberg, the shocking and impactful one, and the more recent Cronenberg, author of sensational works much more ‘spoken’.
- Crimes of the future or of the past?: the most attentive cinephiles might remember that a David Cronenberg film entitled ‘Crimes of the Future’ already exists, and they would not be wrong: the Canadian director in fact used this title for his second feature film, released in 1970, released the following year the debut film, Stereo. However, there is no connection between the two works and Crimes of the Future (2022) is neither a sequel nor a remake of the original film.
- Viggo Mortensen again: the star of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings, legendary interpreter of the wanderer-king Aragorn, with Crimes of the Future arrives at his fourth personal collaboration with David Cronenberg: the partnership began in 2005 with A History of Violence, and then continued in 2007 with The promise of the murderer and in 2011 with A Dangerous Method.
- Devoured: the latest film by David Cronenberg, Maps to the Starsdates back to 2014, the year in which his first novel, ‘Devoured’ was also published: reading becomes almost essential to immerse yourself even more in the world of Crimes of the Future because, although separated from the narrative point of view, the two works inevitably appear intertwined on a thematic level, given that precisely in Devoured speech and surgery as sexuality have found that meeting point where, now, Crimes of the Future it identifies itself and around which it builds itself.
- To watch on an empty stomach: the film had its world premiere at the last Cannes Film Festival: from the Croisette Crimes of the Future came out empty-handed, but shocked the audience with his startling, scandalous images, strong. Not surprisingly, many reporters reported the escape of many spectators from the theaters that screened the film, leaks that in some cases occurred even in the very first minutes … so you are warned!
For other contents we remind you that David Cronenberg has already announced his next film The Shrouds, which will see him reunite with Vincent Cassel.
Today is David Cronenberg’s day: 5 things you need to know about Crimes of the Future