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      Evolution

      2021 1h 37m Drama List
      100% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 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 Weber. While generational traumas find new expression in the present, the family in EVOLUTION looks towards a more hopeful future. Read More Read Less

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      Steve Pond TheWrap It's an odd, small and moving work that asks disquieting questions about identity after decades of trauma. Jul 14, 2021 Full Review Peter Debruge Variety Anti-Semitic attitudes may not have disappeared from Germany, but Mundruczó and Wéber want audiences to consider how much this family has adapted across three generations. Jul 13, 2021 Full Review Jonathan Romney Screen International Emotionally intense and visually arresting, Evolution is rewarding viewing for those willing to enter its austere territory, but the technical virtuosity leaves it on the edge being perceived as of something of an academic exercise. Jul 13, 2021 Full Review Felipe Rodríguez Torres Caimán Cuadernos de Cine Staging decisions... reverberate through time and footage. [Full review in Spanish] Nov 18, 2021 Full Review Stephen Saito Moveable Fest A potent reminder that this history should never be forgotten, but revealing of how those connected to it are never allowed to forget. Jul 18, 2021 Full Review Ignacio Navarro El antepenúltimo mohicano The planning is consistent with the temporal urgency and the outcome is impressive. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3/5 Jul 16, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis 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 Weber. While generational traumas find new expression in the present, the family in EVOLUTION looks towards a more hopeful future.
      Director
      Kornél Mundruczó
      Producer
      Viola Fügen, Michael Weber, Viktória Petrányi
      Screenwriter
      Kata Wéber
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Hungarian
      Runtime
      1h 37m