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Exclusive: the strange look of Léa Seydoux on the poster of Future Crimes, by David Cronenberg


The actress plays the assistant of a crazy artist-surgeon in the new film by the Canadian director, presented in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

Short hair, frontal gaze, Léa Seydoux seems to defy the viewer on one of the official posters of David Cronenberg's new film,

The crimes of the future


She plays the role of Caprice, the assistant of an artist named Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen) who stages the metamorphosis of her organs in avant-garde shows.

Surgical performances that attract the attention of Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator for the Office of the National Organ Registry, as well as a mysterious group with great designs for humanity.

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“Surgery is the new sex”: this is the pitch of this new feature film by David Cronenberg, whose distributor Metropolitan Films unveiled the trailer on April 14.

Eight years after his last film,

Maps to the Stars

, the Canadian director returns to the Croisette with one of the most anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival, where he competes in official competition.

Read also75 years of Croisette in pictures: the stars of Cannes pose for

Madame Figaro

In video, the trailer of “The crimes of the future”

“Very strong scenes”

By filming the transformation of bodies as close as possible to the flesh, David Cronenberg reconnects with the genre of

body horror

that he has often explored.

The trailer and its abundance of close-up medical shots augur a feature film with potentially unbearable images.

"There are some really strong scenes," David Cronenberg admitted to


magazine , "I'm sure people will leave the room for the first five minutes of the movie."

Léa Seydoux, the Cover Story

In images, in pictures

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It wouldn't be the first time the director has caused a stir at Cannes.

In 1996, his film


shocked festival-goers with its plot around the sexualization of car crashes.

“I make a film so that people react to it”, concludes the director, “but, I have repeated it over and over again, I do not make a film to shock or attack people”.

Future Crimes

hits theaters on May 25.

Source: lefigaro

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