Directed by Kornél Mundruczó, drama, 97 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Kata Wéber
With Lili Monori, Annamária Láng, Goya Rego, Padmé Hamdemir
Three very different stories with three different main characters, whose names serve as the titles of their respective episodes: Éva, Léna and Jonas. A grandmother, a mother and a son – the past, the present and the future. A three-part saga, stretching from the grandmother´s memories and visions of Auschwitz to the life of her teenage grandson in modern day Berlin.
Adapted for the screen from a critically-acclaimed stage production of the Budapest Proton Theater, Evolution is an ambitious film with striking imagery, strong performances and daring camerawork. It tells a powerful personal story of the persistence of trauma, the sense of identity and the possibility for hope and healing in contemporary Europe.
The film premiered at Cannes IFF 2021.