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Evolution
Evolution
2021 Germany, Hungary 97 min N-13
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Three generations of a family, from a surreal memory of World War II to modern day Berlin, are 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 trickles from Eva to Lena and then Jonas. While generational traumas find new expressions in the present, the family and society look towards a more hopeful future.

The theme of antisemitism repeatedly appears in theater and cinema genius’s Kornél Mundruczó oeuvre and once again become an axis for his new film which provokingly asks – can we speak about its end? Or has antisemitism insidiously changed faces? Suggestive storytelling weaves historical and contemporary contexts to remind the most important: a brighter future is possible only after reconciliation with the dark of the past.” (Aistė Račaitytė)

World Premiere: Cannes Film Festival, 2021
Director's biography
Kornél Mundruczó (b. 1975), a Hungarian film director, studied at the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Hungary. His first film Pleasant Days (2002) was awarded the Silver Leopard in Locarno and his following works all premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. In every film since White God (2014), which won Un Certain Regard Award, he is collaborating with playwright and screenwriter Kata Wéber. Their collaboration Pieces of a Woman (2020) was his first English-language film and premiered in Venice.

6.4
Total votes: 37
Director(s) - Kornél Mundruczó
Screenwriter(s) - Kata Wéber
Actors - Lili Monori, Annamária Láng, Goya Rego, Padmé Hamdemir, Jule Böwe
Producer(s) - Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Viktória Petrányi
Cinematographer - Yorick Le Saux
Editor(s) - Dávid Jancsó
Sound - 
Composer(s) - Dascha Dauenhauer
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Distributor - Kino Pavasaris Distribution
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Translation - Kristina Sprindžiūnaitė
Dialogues - Hungarian, German
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English
Director's biography
Kornél Mundruczó (b. 1975), a Hungarian film director, studied at the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Hungary. His first film Pleasant Days (2002) was awarded the Silver Leopard in Locarno and his following works all premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. In every film since White God (2014), which won Un Certain Regard Award, he is collaborating with playwright and screenwriter Kata Wéber. Their collaboration Pieces of a Woman (2020) was his first English-language film and premiered in Venice.

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