Trailers/Videos

Brief 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.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Lili MonoriÉva [L]
Annamária LángLéna [L]
Goya RegoJónás [L]
Padmé HamdemirYasmin [L]
Jule BöweFrau Clausen [SR]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
1st ADRoger Schweizer
2nd ADStefan Schatzmann
german part / pre production
german part / pre production
2nd ADBelinda Notz
Germany Shoot
Germany Shoot
3rd ADPhilipp Puchert
5DT in Deutschland
5DT in Deutschland
3rd ADMirijam Olbrich
4 DT / deutscher Teil
4 DT / deutscher Teil
3rd ADPhoebe Jardine
Key / deutscher Teil
Key / deutscher Teil
3rd AD CrowdInes Göbel
4 shooting days / German part
4 shooting days / German part
3rd AD CrowdJohannes Prondzinsky
4 DT / deutscher Teil
4 DT / deutscher Teil
Director of photographyYorick Le Saux
1st assistant cameraTord Erhard
A-Cam / LF - German part
A-Cam / LF - German part
2nd assistant cameraBurkhard Klein
ALEXA Mini-LF / A-Cam / 7 SD / Germany
ALEXA Mini-LF / A-Cam / 7 SD / Germany
Video assist/playback operatorJohann Kirschneck
german part
german part
Still photographerSteffen Junghans
Shooting in Germany
Shooting in Germany
Casting directorUlrike Müller
Deutsche Rollen
Deutsche Rollen
Casting directorPatrick Dreikauss
für Kinder -und Jugendliche
für Kinder -und Jugendliche
Costume designerMelinda Domán
Costume designerSophie Klenk-Wulff
Assistant costume designerFranziska Hatzel
deutscher Teil
deutscher Teil
DirectorKornél Mundruczó
Extras coordinatorEvalotte Pietsch
5 DT
5 DT
EditorDávid Jancsó
Key gripKlaus Sprenger
KeyGrip / Leipzig
KeyGrip / Leipzig
GripJoel Knickel
Grip / Leipzig
Grip / Leipzig
GafferDaniel Pauselius
Deutschland Teil
Deutschland Teil
Lighting technician / electricianHenryk Olk
Addition MdM
Addition MdM
Makeup artist / hair stylistMelanie Burgemeister
Key makeup artist/hair stylistZsombor Ágoston
Key makeup artist/hair stylistAstrid Lehmann
ComposerDascha Dauenhauer
Assistant to composerLukas Lindner
Music consultantAnnette Gentz
Original Score
Original Score
ProducerViola Fügen
ProducerMichael Weber
ProducerViktória Petrányi
Co-producerJúlia Berkes
Co-producerMichel Merkt
Co-producerTobias Pausinger
Production designerAlbrecht Konrad
Production designerJudit Varga
Art department assistantKonstanze Siegemund
Standby propsKay Schilling
Set decoration buyerJoey Weber
Graphic artistNina Strathmann
Line producerStephan Barth
Shoot Germany
Shoot Germany
Production coordinatorElsa Triquet-Rey
Production coordinatorTobias Schulz
GER
GER
Assistant production managerHenriette Barth
Assistant production managerLouise Wilke
Location manager (local system)Daniel Timm
Location Manager Germany
Location Manager Germany
Assistant location managerMartin Stange
Assistant Location Manager Germany
Assistant Location Manager Germany
Production assistantDavid Bollwerk
Set runnerLicia Flocke
daily operation / Leipzig
daily operation / Leipzig
Production driverMartin Neumeister
ScreenwriterKata Weber
Production sound mixerMarc Meusinger
Crew Germany
Crew Germany
Boom operatorJohann Meis
Zusatz 5DT
Zusatz 5DT
Boom operatorKai Hesselbarth
Sound re-recording mixerSteve Single
Sound designerNoemi Hampel
Child supervisorNora Dietrich
Child supervisorSimeon Hartwich
Occupational safety specialistReinhold Dienes
German part
German part

Production companies

CompanyComment
Match Factory Productions GmbH
Proton Cinema [hu]
Proton Terra Kft
Proton Terra Kft

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Mozinet [hu]
Port au Prince Pictures GmbH [de]
The Match Factory GmbH [de]
international sales
international sales

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Extras/Bit PlayerAgentur filmissimo Inh. Antje Mews
Komparserie Leipzig
Komparserie Leipzig
Lighting and UtilitiesMaier Bros. GmbH
deutscher Teil
deutscher Teil
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbH
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationFrank H. Scheller (formerly Pickup24 KurierService)
Courier Services
Courier Services
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationMotel One Leipzig Post
CostumesWellenstein zeitgenössische Kostüme GmbH
KB: Sophie Klenk-Wulff
KB: Sophie Klenk-Wulff
DecorationDesign & Musterbau
Konstruction, Dec., SFX - Leipzig
Konstruction, Dec., SFX - Leipzig

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Kornél Mundruczó2021Batumi Film Festival [ge]Best Film DirectorWinner

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2021GermanyFilmfest HamburgKaleidoscope
2021FranceFestival de CannesOfficial Selection - Cannes Premieres

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseHungaryThursday, 25/11/2021
PremiereSunday, 11/07/2021Festival de Cannes - Out of Competition [fr]