Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

Films

Official Selection - Out of Competition

Festivals and Awards:

Cannes Film Festival – Official Selection in Competition

Crew:

Screenplay: David Cronenberg
Production: Robert Lantos
Cinematography: Douglas Koch
Music: Howard Shore

Crimes of the Future

A film by David Cronenberg

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David Cronenberg is back with a movie that promises to leave everyone talking. In Crimes of the Future the Canadian director returns to the origins of his cinema touching themes of science fiction, dystopia and technological evolution. 

The narrative occurs in a near future where the human species has evolved to adapt to a synthetic environment. Humans are now capable of adapting their bodies through transformations and mutations. Within this new reality, the celebrity performance artist Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen) and his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux) make public showcases of the artist's organs metamorphosing. Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator from the National Organ Registry, obsessively tracks their movements, but discovers the involvement of a mysterious group with the mission to use Saul's notoriety to shed light on the next phase of human evolution.
  • Cast:

    Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, Scott Speedman, Welket Bungué, Don Mckellar, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, Tanaya Beatty, Nadia Litz, Lihi Kornowski, Denise Capezza
  • Original Title:

    Crimes of the Future
  • Country:

    Canada, Greece, France
  • Year:

    2022
  • 107’ EN, Subtitles: PT

Festivals and Awards:

Cannes Film Festival – Official Selection in Competition

Crew:

Screenplay: David Cronenberg
Production: Robert Lantos
Cinematography: Douglas Koch
Music: Howard Shore

Schedule

Teatro Tivoli BBVA

Opening Ceremony
With the director's presence
8€

Medeia Nimas Cinema

Conversation with David Cronenberg
8€

Director

David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg (n. 1943) is a Canadian screenwriter and director, acclaimed for blending elements of horror and sci-fi whilst vividly exposing the intersections between technology, the human body and subconscious desire. Graduated from the Toronto University in English Literature in 1967, his fascination with cinema led him to create, between 1966 and 1970, several short and feature-length experimental films. After working in television in the early 1970s, Cronenberg wrote and directed his first commercially released film in 1975, entitled Shivers. Since then, films of his such as Scanners (1981), Crash (1996), A History of Violence (2005) and Cosmopolis (2012) have the gift to disturb, surprise and challenge spectators. Throughout the years, the filmmaker asserted himself as the most controversial Canadian director, frequently inspired by literary works by writers such as William Burroughs, J. G. Ballard and Patrick McGrath. Cronenberg was the President of the LEFFEST’17 jury.
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