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  • 97 min
  • Germany, Hungary
  • Society
  • 4 Screenings

Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó is back with a typically ambitious story, where in three acts he describes how anti-Semitism and post-Holocaust trauma have affected a Jewish family over three generations.

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We are led through a historical journey from nightmarish sequences in concentration camps through to today's cosmopolitan cities and the social and cultural challenges they offer up. The gruesome experiences from those in the Holocaust and their cultural and historical heritage also affect the lives of their descendants.

This husband and wife team (the script is written by Mundruczó's wife Kata Wéber) has previously released films such as Jupiter's Moon (2017) and Pieces of a Woman (2020). Common to their films is the exploration of particularly demanding topics through an impressively sophisticated film language. In Evolution, they are arguably taking their ambition to new levels, with lengthy and carefully choreographed shots, exercising a pure demonstration of power in modern film art.


Monday 07. march 16.00 16.00 Prinsen 6
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Wednesday 09. march 13.00 13.00 Prinsen 7
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Saturday 12. march 13.30 13.30 Cinemateket
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Sunday 13. march 14.15 14.15 Prinsen 6
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Original title Evolution
Director Kornél Mundruczó
Year 2021
Length 97 min
Land Germany, Hungary
Language Hungarian, German
Subtitles English
Cast Lili Monori, Annamária Láng, Goya Rego