Crimes Of The Future’s Léa Seydoux And Viggo Mortensen Share Their Ideas On The Meaning Behind Cronenberg’s Latest Movie (Hint: It’s Not To Gross You Out) - bdsthanhhoavn.com

Crimes Of The Future’s Léa Seydoux And Viggo Mortensen Share Their Ideas On The Meaning Behind Cronenberg’s Latest Movie (Hint: It’s Not To Gross You Out)

Since David Cronenberg’s latest movie Crimes of the Future has focused its marketing around images of sliced-up bodies and the tagline “surgery is the new sex,” there’s been an interesting discourse about what The Fly filmmaker could possibly have in store for audiences with his return to sci-fi horror. Then, when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, there were reports of viewers walking out of the debut screening during its grotesque sequences. Léa Seydoux and Viggo Mortensen, two of the movie’s stars, have ideas about the movie’s themes, and their answer opposes the popular belief about it. 

When CinemaBlend virtually sat down with Seydoux and Mortensen, we spoke about the themes of the film from their own point of view. First, in the No Time To Die actress’ words: 

Actually, I didn’t know exactly what it was all about the first time I read it and then, little by little, you start to shape the contour [“outline” in French] and then you [feel it]… For me, the way I understood the movie was that it was a metaphor about what it is to be an artist, the main theme, but of course with David it’s so layered that there’s so many. I mean, it’s so rich and it really makes you think a lot. This is what I love about David, he’s for me, one of the rare directors to be a real artist, which is not something very common. And he has really created a certain style of cinema and his own language as well. I really think I was just curious, so I plunged into the film andI loved the relationship with both our characters – the tenderness that I could feel in this very chaotic world. And that tenderness was really something that for me, it was my, it was a guide. It was the only thing I could relate to in a way.

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