In 2017 the new film by Kornél Mundruczó premiered in Cannes and collected prizes at numerous other festivals afterwards, now the elaborate mystery parable finally arrives in German cinemas: The young Syrian Aryan is shot while illegally crossing the border to Hungary and develops at once supernatural abilities. He is able to levitate by the power of his mind. A doctor in the refugee camp senses the opportunity for lucrative business and takes him in. He wants to use Aryan's talent for his wealthy private patients.
Political cinema that transforms the discourse on refugees and the situation in Hungary into genre cinema, with virtuosic long takes and hundreds of extras, fast car chases through Budapest and brilliant shots by cinematographer Marcell Rév, that capture both the real and in a fantastic world full of poetry.
Jupiter's Moon (Jupiter Holdja)
Hungary/Germany 2017, 129 min., German Version (7.1.), OV with Ger subs (8.1.), FSK: from 12 years up
Director: Kornél Mundruczó
Script: Kata Wéber, Kornél Mundruczó
Camera: Marcell Rév
Music: Jed Kurzel
Cast: Merab Ninidze, Zsombor Jéger, György Cserhalmi, Móni Balsai
Picture: Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum
Mon, 07.01.2019, 5:30 pm, Caligari Filmbühne, Wiesbaden
Tue, 08.01.2019, 8:00 pm, Caligari Filmbühne, Wiesbaden