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European migration crisis gets super-power treatment in Cannes

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 02:08

A Syrian refugee is gunned down by border police but instead of dying he finds he can fly, in ''Jupiter's Moon'', a film about the European migration crisis that baffled audiences at the Cannes Film Festival. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. A Syrian refugee is gunned down by border police but instead of dying he finds he can fly, in "Jupiter's Moon", a film about the European migration crisis that baffled audiences at the Cannes Film Festival. Kornel Mundruczo, from Hungary which has taken a particularly hard line on immigration, called it a "provokingly political movie" but also "happily playful". In competition for the Palme d'Or, the film's title refers to one of the moons orbiting Jupiter that, it is speculated, may harbour life. The moon is called Europa - Europe - the place millions of migrants are trying to reach. Critics applauded the flying effects and spectacular chase scenes, but found the symbolism heavy-handed and/or indecipherable. The festival runs until May 28.

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European migration crisis gets super-power treatment in Cannes

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 02:08