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Martin Scorsese Again Executive Producer of Kornél Mundruczó’s New Movie

Júlia Tar 2021.11.10.

Martin Scorsese will be the executive producer of the movie Evolution. After Pieces of a Woman, this will be his second collaboration with Hungarian director, Kornél Mundruczó, and screenwriter Kata Wéber.

The movie explores a family’s experiences from World War II to present-day Berlin. It depicts the relationship between three generations, defined by the legacy of historical trauma and the search for identity, as they struggle to heal, HVG reports. It stars Lili Monori, Annamária Láng, Goya Rego, Padmé Hamdemir, and Jule Böwe. The movie is produced by Viola Fügen, Michael Weber, and Viktória Petrányi. The concept of the work is taken from the Proton Theater’s production of the same title, which was shown two years ago at Germany’s Ruhrtriennale Festival. The film was shot in just thirteen days in the spring of 2021.

Every new movie by Mundruczó and Wéber comes as a welcome shock to the senses for the viewer and for the filmmaker – they never stop advancing into uncharted territory. With Evolution, they find a way to dramatize the movement of time itself, the ways that we remember and the ways that we forget,”

said Scorsese.

This is Kornél Mundruczó’s eighth feature film which had its world premiere in July in the Cannes Première section of the Cannes Film Festival.

Hungarian Screenwriter On Variety's Prestigious List of Notable Talents of 2020
Hungarian Screenwriter On Variety's Prestigious List of Notable Talents of 2020

Each year, one of the world’s most prestigious film magazines, Variety, compiles a list of breakthrough actors, directors, comedians, animators, producers, cinematographers, and screenwriters. This year, Hungarian screenwriter Kata Wéber, who wrote the script of Hungarian filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó’s latest film, Pieces of a Woman, has been included on the list of ten young, notable […]Continue reading

For the previous Scorsese-Mundruczó-Wéber collaboration, Pieces of a Woman, actress Vanessa Kirby, who played the leading role, received an Oscar nomination and won the Best Actress award at the 77th Venice International Film Festival.

Evolution will be screened on the opening night of the Budapest Jewish and Israeli Film Festival (ZSIFI) on November 22nd and will be released in Hungarian cinemas from November 25th.

The trailer can be watched below:

Featured image via Andy Rain/MTI/EPA