Three years ago, filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó caught the world’s attention with “White God,” the simple story of a young girl who fights to save her dog, that revealed much more powerful thematic subtext, and contained one of the best closing shots of any film in recently memory. Now the director is headed back to Cannes with “Jupiter’s Moon,” and it looks like he’s taking a big leap forward with a film that tackles the refugee crisis through a supernatural lens.
Starring Merab Ninidze, György Cserhalmi, Mónika Balsai, and Zsombor Jéger, the story follows a young, illegal immigrant who is shot crossing the border, and winds up possessing some unique abilities. Here’s the official 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 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…
The first trailer for the film is captivating, and we can’t wait to hear what the word is on the Croisette.