Hungarian movie to compete for Palme dʼOr in Cannes

Analysis

"Jupiter’s Moon," the latest movie of Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó, has been invited to take part in the main competition of the 70th Cannes Film Festival in May, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó (pictured right).

The films competing in the main competition section for the Palme dʼOr were announced at a press conference on 13 April.

“Jupiter’s Moon is set in a world where we have lost our moral handles/grip. We are falling. We have forgotten to look outside. In the Europe of our ages, amidst such life-changing situations as the refugee crisis, we have no compass for making the appropriate decisions. I am the most interested in whether there is a mutual belief that could tie us together. Is there salvation? What can give us hope in the worst of times?” - Mundruczó says about his movie.

The movie will be available for the Hungarian audience in June, distributed by Intercom, produced by Proton Cinema in a Hungarian-German collaboration, and supported with HUF 697 million from the Hungarian National Film Fund.

Previously, Mundruczóʼs film "White God" won the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

ADVERTISEMENT

Business, consumer confidence improves - Századvég Analysis

Business, consumer confidence improves - Századvég

Opposition parties to begin PM candidate primaries Elections

Opposition parties to begin PM candidate primaries

New managing director at the helm of Wolt Hungary Appointments

New managing director at the helm of Wolt Hungary

Budapest bike-sharing scheme boasts record ridership City

Budapest bike-sharing scheme boasts record ridership

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.