Ingenious backed Crimes of the Future from the legendary director David Cronenberg will hold its world premiere at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.  Starring Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart, the story is set in the not too distant future in a time when humankind has learned to alter their biological makeup – some naturally and some surgically.

In an interview with Deadline, asked about going back to Cannes following the controversy surrounding his 1996 film Crash, the director said “Well, I’m not nervous. I’m looking forward to it because you make a film to have people react to it. And, as usual — and I’ve said this many times — I’m not making a movie to shock people or assault them. I’m saying, “These are things I’ve noticed. These are ideas I’ve had. These are dreams that have troubled me. I’m showing them to you. You can interpret them as you wish. I just think you maybe would be interested in experiencing these things as I have experienced them.” That’s my approach, and you get a huge variety of responses. “

Cronenberg has been an inspiration to filmmakers and audiences worldwide with films such as The Fly, A History of Violence and Eastern PromisesCrimes of the Future will be released in France following its Cannes premiere and in June in the United States.