with Lili Monori, Annamária Láng, Goya Rego, Padmé Hamdemir, Jule Böwe
Production company: Match Factory Productions & Proton Cinema
International Sales: The Match Factory
In EVOLUTION, acclaimed filmmaking team Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Wéber (PIECES OF A
WOMAN) return with a powerful 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.
Like the water that connects the episodes in this triptych, memory and identity are fluid, and how we relate to it can drown or buoy. The pain and stigma that trickles from Eva, to Lena and then Jonas is inexpressible, yet rendered with striking imagery by Mundruczó and a wrenchingly poignant yet acerbically ironic and personal script by Wéber. While generational traumas find new expression in the present, the family in EVOLUTION looks towards a more hopeful future.