Jupiter Holdja

Hungary, Germany 2017

Synopsis

A young immigrant is shot down while illegally crossing the border. Terrified and in shock, wounded Aryan can now mysteriously levitate at will. Thrown into a refugee camp, he is smuggled out by cynical Dr Stern, intent on exploiting his extraordinary secret. Pursued by enraged camp director Laszlo, the fugitives remain on the move in search of safety and money. Inspired by Aryan‘s amazing powers, Stern takes a leap of faith in a world where miracles are trafficked for small change ...

Biography

Kornél Mundruczó is a hungarian screenwriter, film and theater director, founder of Proton cinema and Proton theatre. Jupiter‘s moon is his fifth film to world premiere at the Cannes film festival. He previously presented JOHANNA, DELTA, TENDER SON and WHITE GOLD, which won the 2014 un certain regard prize.

Filmography:

2017 JUPITER‘S MOON (JUPITER HOLDJA)
2014 WHITE GOD (FEHER ISTEN)
2010 TENDER SON – THE FRANKENSTEIN PROJECT (A FRANKENSTEIN-TERV)
2008 DELTA
2005 JOHANNA
2002 PLEASANT DAYS (SZEP NAPOK)
2000 NINCSEN NEKEM VAGYAM SEMMI
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Cast & Crew

Directed by : Kornél Mundruczó

Written by : Kata Wéber

Produced by : Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Michel Merkt, Viktória Petrányi

Director of Photography : Marcell Rév

Editor : Dávid Jancsó

Production Design : Márton Ágh

Costume Design : Sabine Greunig

Hair & Make up Artist : Nóra Koltai

Composer : Jed Kurzel

Sound Design : Gábor Balázs, Michael Kaczmarek

Main Cast : Merab Ninidze (Stern), Zsomber Jéger (Aryan), György Cserhalmi (László), Monika Balsai (Vera)

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Feature Film Selection 2017