Superhero blockbuster meets arthouse drama in this tale of Aryan who winds up with inexplicable abilities after having escaped to Hungary from his war-torn homeland of Syria. On the run from the authorities, he is sought out by people who want to use him as a religious symbol and exploit his powers for monetary gain. Using the building blocks of the superhero genre to tell a relevant and politically charged story about the European migrant crisis, JUPITER’S MOON is a poignant, exciting and visually stunning film.
Festival guest: Kornél Mundruczó, director and Kata Wéber, writer
Kornél Mundruczó (Hungary, 1975) Filmography: WHITE GOD (2014), TENDER SON (2010), DELTA (2008), JOHANNA (2005), PLEASANT DAYS (2002), THIS I WISH AND NOTHING MORE (2000)