Sure Enough, People Walked Out Of David Cronenberg’s Crimes Of The Future Premiere

Just as iconic filmmaker David Cronenberg predicted earlier this month, audience members indeed left the Cannes Film Festival debut screening on Monday of Crimes of the Future early. According to IGN–and also previously specifically promised by Cronenberg–many attendees left during the first five minutes.

Another mass exodus occurred later in the screening “during a particularly grotesque scene involving Léa Seydoux and an open wound.” In other words, Cronenberg is back.

“There are some very strong scenes,” said Cronenberg in early May. “Some of the people who have seen the film have said that they think the last 20 minutes will be very hard on people, and that there’ll be a lot of walkouts. Some guy said that he almost had a panic attack… But I’m not convinced that that will be a general reaction.” Cronenberg then added with a laugh that walkouts at Cannes would be a “very special thing.”

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Author: David Wolinsky