Jupiter’s Moon review – ambitious parable about a flying refugee never quite takes off

Jupiter's Moon review – ambitious parable about a flying refugee never quite takes offJupiter's Moon review – ambitious parable about a flying refugee never quite takes off

Jupiter’s Moon review – ambitious parable about a flying refugee never quite takes off

Look, up there in the sky! It is a bird? It is a plane? Is it a satire on anti-refugee paranoia? Is it a religious parody of guilt and redemption? Is it a myth of origin of author Euro superheroes?

It’s hard to say. Moon of Jupiter Kornél Mundruczó is an ambitious film disorderly and with beautiful images; Like its previous image, white God, that leaves behind of its realistic forms even previous films, like Delta and that border the margins of science fiction and fantasy. In fact, he is not a Syrian refugee who recovers from the bullet wounds caused by a happy immigration agent and realizes that he has a superpower. It’s possible to fly!

I remembered in some aspects of Alejandro González Iñárittu and the filmmaker’s fascination with the miraculous Birdman and Biutiful. There is also some awkward visions of Richard Linklater in his animation Rotoscopia, Waking Life. This film has been a boost in his first film in Cannes; This is a very strange work, singular masterpiece is not the visionary that engages and entangled in its effects and ideas. But definitely bold. They lose altitude, but they never become land.

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The action begins in the conventional terms of a suspense film. Aria (Zsombor Jéger) is a Syrian refugee from Homs who tries to visit Hungary to Serbia, with his father, and many other unfortunate souls. All of them are captured and end in a network of cynicism and corruption. Stern (Merab Ninidze) is a doctor who carries Hungarian crooked bribes from the refugees to move them from the camp to the hospital where they can disappear. László (György Cserhalmi) is an aggressive border policeman who is not reluctant to take his own mug to eliminate paperwork.

But these men face a frightening phenomenon. Arias was shot by László and, as a result, could fly. So the Stern intrigue takes new protected out of place on a tour of affluent patients, which demonstrates their superpowers, claiming healing gifts similar to angels – for large cash expenses. However Aria is desperate to find his father, who was separated, and who, apparently, without the protective presence of his son, is forced to be forced into a terrorist jihadist plan. And Stern also convulsed with guilt: he faces a civil negligence lawsuit over a covert operation while drunk. So the angel “Aryan could redeem it.

The idea of flying also moving and show. Refugees, more than anyone, are subject to fences, curbs, walls; Perhaps they can fantasize a miracle that allows them to float to the promised land of the European Union and to participate in the prosperity that allows the rich West to abolish crushes gravity. (The title is a reference to Jupiter’s moon Europa: it is understood that there is water that could potentially support lifestyles.) There is also a kind of brutal satire, if ambiguous, to impart superpower refugees. I found myself thinking of a line in HBO comedy Armando Ianucci, Veep: A political pressure group hated strongly undressing everyone by becoming personally rich. One of his enemies scolds: “It’s as if Hitler could fly …”

But what would it be like if someone could really fly? Jupiter’s moon convincingly suggests that it would not be a Marvel comic, but as if it suddenly had the ability to play the violin with a masterful ability: a power that weighs sighs and can make it destroy. The novel “superpower” Jonathan Lethem The strength of solitude suggests something similar.

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