Jupiter Holdja // Jupiter's Moon
Program Section: European Panorama Fiction | Feature Film | Austrian Premiere |Languages: Hungarian & English, with English subtitles
Like numerous other director’s in this year’s program, the well-known Hungarian film and theater star Kornél Mundruczó has already been represented in earlier years with films at CROSSING EUROPE. This year he kicks off in Linz with a competition entry from Cannes.
JUPITER HOLDJA starts as a thriller, but in the course of the story set in stunning imagery, it also borrows from fantastic film and science fiction. A young Syrian refugee is on his way with his father from Serbia to Hungary, but at the border he is shot by a corrupt policeman. Instead of dying, though, or in a metaphorical sense capitulating before a cruel state power and cynical police power, the dead boy develops a super power, floating through the air like an angel, which brings unimagined consequences. JUPITER HOLDJA can thus be read as an up-to-date response to Hungary’s omnipresent isolationist policies and refugee paranoia.
The film will be presented during the festival opening on 25 April with director Kornél Mundruczó and lead actor Merab Ninidze present.
Eröffnungsfilme / Opening Films
Hungary / Germany 2017
DCP / color
English / Hungarian
- Kornél Mundruczó, Kata Wéber
- Marcell Rév
- Dávid Jancsó
- Gábor Balász, Michael Kaczmarek
- Jed Kurzel
- Zsombor Jéger, Merab Ninidze, György Cserhalmi, Móni Balsai
- Viktória Petrányi, Viola Fügen, Michael Weber, Michel Merkt
Proton Cinema, Match Factory Productions
- World Sales
The Match Factory