EXCLUSIVE: Check out the debut clip from Evolution, director-writer duo Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Wéber’s follow up to their Netflix hit Pieces Of A Woman.
Their new pic is a drama tracing three generations of a family, from a surreal memory of World War II to modern day Berlin, unable to process their past in a society still coping with the wounds of its history.
The movie is set to debut in the Cannes Premiere section. This will be Mundruczó’s seventh time in Cannes, he previously won the Un Certain Regard prize for White God.
On Evolution, The Match Factory is handling international sales and CAA is handling U.S. at Cannes.
“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 first-hand experience. This film includes many elements of true events that have deeply affected our lives,” said Mundruczó. “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.”
Mundruczó and Wéber’s Pieces Of A Woman, starring Vanessa Kirby, was a critical hit following its premiere at Venice last year and scored an Oscar nom for Kirby.
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