Having just wrapped production of his upcoming Killers of the Flower Moon, Martin Scorsese serves as an executive producer in Evolution, a new film from director Kornél Mundruczó.
The Goodfellas director previously worked with Mundruczó in Pieces of a Woman as an executive producer, joining after the film premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2020, raising recognition and aiding its awards run. The film granted star Vanessa Kirby an Oscar nomination for best actress.
Evolution‘s plot centers around three generations of a family that is unable to cope with its haunting past in a society muddling through the wounds of its history from memories of World War ll to modern-day Berlin.
Unfortunately for Mundruczó, the film was not selected as Hungary’s entry for best international feature category for the 2022 Academy Awards. However, Scorsese’s involvement could really shine a light on the movie.
“Every new movie by Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Weber comes as a welcome shock to the senses for the viewer and for the filmmaker — they never stop advancing into uncharted territory,” Scorsese said. “With Evolution, they find a way to dramatize the movement of time itself, the ways that we remember and the ways that we forget. Evolution looks directly into the face of truly unsettling realities in a way that’s new and exciting, even liberating. It’s the work of genuine cinematic storytellers.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Match Factory Productions produced the film with the help of ZDF/ARTE and Proton Theatre, and Match Factory is in charge of world sales.