(Quel giorno tu sarai)
Germania – Ungheria / Germany – Hungary
2021, HD, col., 97’
v.o. ungherese – tedesca / Hungarian – German o.v.
Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Kata Wéber. Fotografia / Photography: Yorick Le Saux. Montaggio / Editing: Dávid Jancsó. Musica / Music: Dascha Dauenhauer. Suono / Sound: Noemi Hampel. Scenografia / Art Director: Judit Varga “Csuti”, Albrecht Konrad. Costumi / Costume Designer: Sophie Klenk-Wulff, Melinda Domán. Interpreti / Cast: Lili Monori, Annamária Láng, Goya Rego, Padmé Hamdemir, Jule Böwe. Produzione / Produced by: Match Factory Productions, Proton Cinema. Con il sostegno di / Supported by: Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, National Film Institute Hungary, German Federal Filmfund (DFFF + FFA), The Hungarian Film Incentive, Cine Copro Award. Distribuzione internazionale / World Sales: The Match Factory. Distribuzione per l’Italia / Distributed in Italy by: Teodora Film.
Details of a family’s history. Three fragments, from three historical ages. There doesn’t appear to be a connection between them, while it is the deepest of all: eastern and central European Jewry, an almost forgotten part of Europe’s history. Three generations. Éva the ancestor, her daughter, Léna, and Léna’s son, Jónás. Three locations: Auschwitz, Budapest, Berlin. Evolution analyses inherited traumas through the story of a family. A family where fates hold onto each other like gentle streams. How long are traumas inherited and how much do the events of the past define our present? How long do we have to carry other people’s burdens and can we decide how and for what price we rid ourselves of them?
Evolution premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
“Kata and I often discuss identity, and how it is such a pliable notion. How events, both horrible and joyous, can arc through generations and define the lives of those without firsthand experience. This film includes many elements of true events that have deeply affected our lives. But we wanted to approach it by not simply paying homage to historical events but by looking at how those moments affect the individual, and the generations that follow. This film is very personal to Kata’s family history. We used different tools and styles of cinema to amplify these feelings and memories in new ways, and we hope that those grappling with the impact and fluidity of their own histories can recognize themselves in our film.” (K. Mundruczó)
Film and theater director, screenwriter, Kornél Mundruczó was born in 1975 in Gödöllö, Hungary. Critically acclaimed multi-award-winning film director, he studied Film and Television at the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Hungary. In 2003 he founded Proton Cinema film production, along with Viktória Petrányi. The Trieste FF has presented most of his prevoius films, including White God in 2015 and Jupiter’s Moon in 2018.
filmografia scelta / selected filmography
2000 Nincsen nekem vágyam semi (This I Wish and Nothing More) 2002 Szép napok (Pleasant Days); Premi / Awards: Locarno – Pardo d’argento per il Miglior film d’esordio / Silver Leopard for Best First Film 2005 Johanna; Premi / Awards: Premio della critica cinematografica ungherese per il Miglior regista / Hungarian Film Critics Award for Best Director 2008 Delta; Premi / Awards: Cannes – Premio FIPRESCI / FIPRESCI Prize 2010 Szelíd teremtés – A Frankenstein-terv (Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project); Sarajevo FF – Premio speciale della giuria / Special Jury Prize 2014 Fehér Isten (White God / White God – Sinfonia per Hagen); Premi / Awards: Cannes FF – Premio Un Certain Regard / Un Certain Regard Award 2017 Jupiter holdja (Jupiter’s Moon / Una luna chiamata Europa) 2020 Pieces of a Woman; Premi / Awards: Venezia, Mostra del Cinema – Coppa Volpi per la Migliore attrice / Venice FF – Volpi Cup for Best Actress. 2021 Evolution (Quel giorno tu sarai)