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Kornél Mundruczó’s ‘Jupiter’s Moon’ Sold to Distrib Films U.S. (EXCLUSIVE)

Distrib Films US has acquired U.S. rights to Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó’s “Jupiter’s Moon,” which world premiered in competition at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.

“Jupiter’s Moon” follows a young immigrant who mysteriously develops superpowers that enable him to levitate at will after being shot down while illegally crossing the border. Thrown into a refugee camp, he is smuggled out by a cynical doctor who tries to exploit his extraordinary secret.

“Jupiter’s Moon” marks the fifth film of Mundruczó, a well-established Hungarian screenwriter, film and theater director. His credits include “White God,” which won Cannes’ Un Certain Regard in 2014, as well as “Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project” and “Delta,” which competed at Cannes in 2010 and 2008, respectively. Mundruczó’s 2005 film “Johanna” played at Un Certain Regard.

“‘Jupiter’s Moon’ is an amazing second feature…a very unique mix of genres and an out-of-this-world artistic direction,” said Distrib Films US president François Scippa-Kohn, who negotiated the deal with Thania Dimitrakopoulou of The Match Factory.

“This acquisition is part of Distrib Films US acquisition-widening strategy to distribute top indie foreign movies in the U.S. and not only French ones,” Scippa-Kohn said.

Distrib Films US plans to release “Jupiter’s Moon” during the last quarter of this year.

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