Jupiter Holdja

Jupiter's Moon

Aryan, a young migrant fleeing Syria, is shot down by a trigger-happy cop, only to rise from the dead. Unfazed by his bullet wounds, Aryan soars into the dubious care of shady Doctor Stern - who sees the financial benefit of having a charge who can perform miracles on command in exchange for an extra fee. It's a double act straight out of Children of Men or, perhaps more appropriately, pre-millennial Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle End of Days: the innocent placed under the wing of the fallen and the faithless, finding purpose and redemption against the backdrop of a degraded society. (Michael Leader, Sight & Sound)

Director's Biography
Kornél Mundruczó
Born in Hungary in 1975. “Pleasant Days”, his first feature, was awarded the Silver Leopard in Locarno in 2002. His second feature “Johanna” was presented in Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2005. “Delta” was in Competition at Cannes 2008 and was awarded the FIPRESCI prize. In 2010, “Tender Son – The Frankenstein Project” was also in Cannes Competition. In 2014, “White God” won the Prix Un Certain Regard.

Film Selection: Jupiter holdja (Jupiter’s Moon, 2017) — Fehér isten (White God, 2014) — Szelíd teremtés – A Frankenstein- terv (Tender Son – the Frankenstein Project, 2010, CE’11) — Delta (2008) — Johanna (Joan, 2005) — Szep napok (Pleasant Days, 2002)

European Panorama Fiction · Eröffnungsfilme | Opening Films 2018
Kornél Mundruczó
Hungary / Germany 2017
123 minutes
English / Hungarian
OV with English subtitles / OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Kornél Mundruczó, Kata Wéber
Cinematography Marcell Rév
Editing Dávid Jancsó
Sound/Sounddesign Gábor Balász, Michael Kaczmarek
Music Jed Kurzel
With Zsombor Jéger, Merab Ninidze, György Cserhalmi, Móni Balsai
Producer(s) Viktória Petrányi, Viola Fügen, Michael Weber, Michel Merkt
Proton Cinema, Match Factory Productions
Austrian Premiere
Rechte Österreich / Austrian Rights

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere