Countdown to Cannes 2012: Cosmopolis
Will Cronenberg return to his full frontal body shock roots with this Robert Pattinson led oddity? Here's hoping.
You could never accuse David Cronenberg of abandoning his artistic agenda: he is arguably one of the few so purely locked in auteurs of this generation. Yes A Dangerous Method might not have been one for the Cronenberg die-hards, but Cosmospolis promises to return the strange with full force. Here's the official synopsis:
New York is in turmoil, the age of capitalism is drawing to a close end. Eric Packer, a high finance golden boy, dives into a white limousine. While a visit from the President of the United States paralyses Manhattan, Eric Packer has one obsession: getting a haircut at his barbers at the other end of the city. As the day goes by, chaos sets in, and he watches helplessly as his empire collapses. Also he is sure that someone is going to assassinate him. When? Where? He is about to live the most decisive 24 hours of his life.It might not be the easiest watch we'll get on the Croisette this year, but it is bound to be an experience...