11 January 2018

In Focus: Kornél Mundruczó

Angers Premiers Plans presents the first French retrospective of Kornél Mundruczó’s cinematographic work in his presence.

Born in 1975, director Kornél Mundruczó graduated from the University of Dramatic Arts and Directing of Hungary. His graduation film, Afta, was selected for Premiers Plans, as was his first feature, Pleasant Days, in 2004. Since then he has presented every one of his film at the Cannes Film Festival. Delta is the story of a man who returns home to discover he has a sister. They are attracted to each other, and decide to isolate themselves and build a utopian refuge on the Danube. This dark tale, with its uncompromising staging, marked many people. This was also the case for White God, an apocalyptic fable where a pack of dogs is a metaphor for the revolt of oppressed minorities.

“In Kornél Mundruczó's films, the social fresco always encounters a certain mysticism and this is the case for his latest film, Jupiter's Moon, an unexpected depiction of the refugee crisis. Since 2003, Mundruczó has also successfully staged theatre plays and has presented several of them in France. It is therefore a great pleasure to welcome him for the first French retrospective of his cinematographic work, currently made up of 6 features.” – highlighted Premiers Plans organisers.

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