Jupiter's Moon

From The Distrib Films Collection

Directed by Kornél Mundruczó

129 minutes / Color
English; Hungarian / English subtitles
Release: 2017
Copyright: 2017

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The director of the critically acclaimed WHITE GOD employs his uniquely talented eye to create this riveting Palme d’Or nominated supernatural thriller. JUPITER’S MOON is a true spectacle that rivals any Hollywood production to tell a timely European story. Aryan, a young Syrian refugee, (Zsombor Jéger)is shot while illegally trying to cross the Hungarian border. While treating his wounds, a doctor (Merab Ninidze) at the refugee camp discovers that Aryan has gained an extraordinary talent – he can levitate at will. The corrupt doctor sees an opportunity and offers to smuggle Aryan out of the camp if, in return, he helps him make some money by using his new miraculous gift. With JUPITER’S MOON, Mundruczó marks himself as one his generation’s most visionary directors by tackling eternally mythic themes and contemporary political issues with visually mind-bending aplomb.

“Sometimes stunning, often beguiling and always visually inventive.” —Variety

“Endlessly provocative and strikingly well made.” —The List

“This is bravura filmmaking!” —Shadows on the Wall

“An ambitious and beautiful-looking work.” —Film Inquiry

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A film by Kornél Mundruczó

Select Accolades

  • Cannes  Film Festival
  • Stiges International Film Festival - Winner Best Feature-length Film
  • Paris Etrange Festival – Grand Prix New Genre
  • Sydney Film Festival
  • Austin Fantastic Fest – Best Director
  • Palm Springs


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