As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator from the National Organ Registry, obsessively tracks their movements, which is when a mysterious group is revealed… Their mission — to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next phase of human evolution.
Crimes of the Future premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, in competition for the Palme d’Or, and received a six-minute standing ovation.
Not for the squeamish.
“The ideas that Cronenberg puts forth are powerful and poignant; his subject is the effort to make art amid a despoiled cultural environment and debased cultural consumption.” — Richard Brody, New Yorker
“Few filmmakers slither under the skin and directly into the head as mercilessly as David Cronenberg.” — Manohla Dargis , New York Times
Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart