Yesterday, the famed Cannes Film Festival came to an end. As usual, last night included a press conference with the Competition Jury; during this session, jury member (and American movie mega-star) Will Smith praised Hungarian film Jupiter’s Moon as his ‘personal favorite’ of the festival, IndieWire reports.
Responding to a question about the Hungarian indie film, Smith said
I absolutely love Jupiter’s Moon! I was raised in a very staunch religious household, so I got everything, I was there the whole way. You know, sometimes democracy sucks [laughs]…I really thought it was fantastic, and it’s one of the movies that we viewed that I absolutely will watch again and again.
These sentiments were echoed by French actress and fellow jury member Agnès Jaoui, who said that she and the other jurors “were all very impressed” by the work of the film’s director, Kornél Mundruczó.
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Mundruczó, whose last film White God won the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2014 Cannes Festival, described Jupiter’s Moon as being
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?
Headed by Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, the jury included Maren Ade, Fan Bingbing, Park Chan-wook, Jessica Chastain, Paolo Sorrentino and Gabriel Yared, in addition to Jaoui and Smith.