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Evolution Unclassified 18+

Language: German, Hungarian with English subtitles
Genre: Drama Themes: Auteur, Cannes, Cinephile

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Contemporary Europe, Jewish identity and the legacy of the Holocaust form a bubbling cauldron in this intergenerational triptych.

A story of three generations of a Jewish family, told in three parts – from WWII to modern-day Berlin. In the first, a baby is discovered by three men cleaning a shower block, a site of an atrocity that now only yields surreal clues to the precise nature of those horrors. In the second, the child, Éva, is a resentful elderly woman living in Budapest, sparring with her Berlin-based, newly divorced daughter Léna over questions of identity. In the third, Léna’s son Jonas encounters the world through the prism of his smartphone, a conduit for jibes over his ethnicity.

Making its bow as part of the newly launched Cannes Premiere program, the new work by Kornél Mundruczó (Jupiter’s Moon, MIFF 2017) is framed around legendary avant-garde composer György Ligeti’s Requiem, elements of which famously feature on the soundtrack of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. An adaptation of the Hungarian director’s 2019 theatrical production of the same name, Evolution is an operatic interrogation of trauma and the power that the past inexorably wields over the present.

“Mundruczó [is] a director with radical ideas and a real eye for a set-piece.” – Film Inquiry

In Cinema

Fri 06 Aug 12:30 pm [16030]
Evolution (120 mins)
Kino 1
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles Subtitles
Sun 15 Aug 10:30 am [18501]
Evolution (120 mins)
Hoyts 10
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles Subtitles
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Key Cast
Annamária Láng, Goya Rego, Lili Monori, Padmé Hamdemir
Director
Kornél Mundruczó
Producers
Michael Weber, Viktória Petrányi, Viola Fügen
Screenwriter
Kata Wéber
Cinematographer
Yorick Le Saux
Composer
Dascha Dauenhauer
Editor
Dávid Jancsó
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: The Match Factory

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