Evolution
(Evolúció)

2021, feature, 97 minutes

co-produced with: Germany
drama

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2021. 11. 25.
PREMIER (INTERNATIONAL): 2021. 7. 11.

In EVOLUTION, acclaimed filmmaking team Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Wéber (PIECES OF A WOMAN) return with a powerful drama tracing three generations of a family, from a surreal memory of World War II to modern day Berlin, unable to process their past in a society still coping with the wounds of its history.
Like the water that connects the episodes in this triptych, memory and identity are fluid, and how we relate to it can drown or buoy. The pain and stigma that trickles from Eva, to Lena and then Jonas is inexpressible, yet rendered with striking imagery by Mundruczó and a wrenchingly poignant yet acerbically ironic and personal script by Weber. While generational traumas find new expression in the present, the family in EVOLUTION looks towards a more hopeful future

Creators

Kornél Mundruczó Director
Kata Wéber Screenplay
Yorick Le Saux Director of photography
David Jancsó Editor
Dascha Daunhauer Music
Steven Single Sound
Judit Varga, Albrecht Konrad Visual design
Melinda Domán, Sophie Klenk-Wulff Costumes
Viola Fügen, Michael Weber, Viktória Petrányi Producer
Match Factory, Proton Cinema Production company
Júlia Berkes, Michel Merkt Co-producer
Lili Monori, Padmé Hamdemir, Goya Rego, Annamária Láng Cast

Festivals

Cannes International Film Festival - 2021 (in competition)
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - 2021

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