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Jupiter Holdja // Jupiter's Moon

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 2018

Kornél Mundruczó

Hungary / Germany 2017
DCP / color
123 minutes
English / Hungarian

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
Austrian Rights:

MOVIE 1, 25.04.2018 // 20:00
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