Synopsis

The director of the critically acclaimed White God employs his uniquely talented eye to create this riveting Palme d’Or nominated supernatural thriller. Adorned with heart-pounding car chases and sensational gunfights that are complemented by beautifully fluid and kinetic camerawork, Kornél Mundruczó brings spectacle that rivals any Hollywood production to tell a timely European story. A young refugee called Aryan is shot while illegally trying to cross the Hungarian border to escape his war-torn home. While tending him back to health, a doctor at a refugee camp discovers that Aryan has gained an extraordinary talent – he can levitate at will. But the doctor has his own predicament that he needs to escape from and offers to smuggle Aryan out of the camp if, in return, he helps him make some money by using his new miraculous gift. With Jupiter’s Moon, Mundruczó marks himself as one his generation’s most visionary directors by touching on eternally mythic themes and contemporary political issues alike with visually mind-bending aplomb.

Director

Kornél Mundruczó is a Hungarian screenwriter, film and theatre director, founder of Proton Cinema and Proton Theatre. Jupiter’s Moon is his fifth world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. He previously presented Johanna, Delta, Tender Son and White God which was awarded the 2014 Un Certain Regard.

Details

Original title: Jupiter holdja With the support of the Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA

Awards






In cinemas & online from 5 January

Out on DVD & on demand from 26 February

GENRE: Drama, Thriller, Sci-fi

CERTIFICATE: 15

DURATION: 129 Mins

COUNTRIES: Germany, Hungary

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  • “Sometimes stunning, often beguiling and always visually inventive ”

    Jessica Kiang, Variety


  • “Mundruczó is such a talented director, capable of making scenes both dreamily surreal and breathtakingly immediate”

    Matthew Robinson, Culture Whisper

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