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San Sebastian to honour David Cronenberg with Donostia Award

A screening of ’Crimes Of The Future’ will play at the festival’s award ceremony in tribute.David Cronenberg will receive the Donostia Award at the upcoming 70th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival.The award, the festival’s highest honour, will be presented at a ceremony on September 21 in the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, followed by […]

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Daily Podcast: Why Did We Underestimate Top Gun: Maverick At The Box Office?

On the June 6, 2022 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editorial director Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film news writer and box office expert Ryan Scott to talk about the latest film and tv news, including the weekend box office.Opening Banter:In The News:Ryan: Top Gun: Maverick Did The Unthinkable At The Box Office, Morbin’ Time […]

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‘Crimes of the Future’ Won’t Cut Into the Oscars, but It’s Time for David Cronenberg to Receive the Honorary Treatment

David Cronenberg’s “Crimes of the Future” opened for general audiences this weekend without exactly lighting up the box office, which no one expected it to do.The filmography of Cronenberg has been one that has brought unadulterated respect from cinephiles, while never having the populist appeal to breakout into huge commercial translations or awards attention. While […]

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‘Crimes Of The Future’: Viggo Mortensen Initially Wanted A Smaller Part, Léa Seydoux On Cronenberg’s World [Interview]

David Cronenberg’s new film “Crimes Of The Future” asks its audience to go on quite a journey to the dystopian future. The film’s most quotable line, “surgery is the new sex,” only scratches the surface. Amidst the detritus of Grecian ruins, the human body is not only generating strange new organs but removing and tattooing […]

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David Cronenberg Approaches Directing In The Most Cronenbergian Way Imaginable

Watching a David Cronenberg film can be a visceral experience. Though Cronenberg’s three previous collaborations with Viggo Mortensen, “A History of Violence,” “Eastern Promises,” and “A Dangerous Method,” have seen him working in a more mainstream mode, their latest, “Crimes of the Future,” has the 79-year-old director returning to his body horror roots, having lost none […]

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David Cronenberg Explains What ‘Crimes of the Future’ Is Really About

David Cronenberg’s “Crimes of the Future” has a heady premise: As a disease called “Accelerated Evolution Syndrome” causes unusual organs to grow inside the body of Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), his partner (Léa Seydoux) surgically removes them in front of a live audience. Needless to say, the world-building is a bit complicated! Luckily, the director […]

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Crimes Of The Future’s Viggo Mortensen And Léa Seydoux On High Art And Creating A Relationship [Interview]

In David Cronenberg’s “Crimes of the Future,” Viggo Mortensen and Léa Seydoux play Saul Tenser and Caprice, a celebrity performance art duo in the near future. This is a future in which pain has been eliminated from the human body, and surgery has become the dominant fetish among the public. Because Saul’s body has contracted the […]

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Crimes Of The Future’s Scott Speedman On Oblique Conspiracies And Activating His Character [Interview]

In David Cronenberg’s “Crimes of the Future,” Scott Speedman plays a man named Lang Dotrice, a calculating and mysterious character who spends the bulk of the film attempting to initiate contact with a pair of high-profile performance artists in order to donate raw materials to their act. “Crimes” takes place in a near future wherein […]

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