Screen can reveal the first trailer for Jumpman, the latest film from Zoology director Ivan I. Tverdovskiy.
The film has its international premiere on July 4 in competition at Karlovy Vary Film Festival (June 29 - July 7). Tverdovskiy won the special jury prize at the festival for Zoology in 2016.
Jumpman takes in a young mother, Oksana, who puts son Denis in a baby box when he is an infant. Sixteen years later she steals him away from a children’s home, intent on making amends for her neglect. She discovers Denis has one unusual quality which Oksana has no qualms about exploiting: he feels no pain.
Director Tverdovskiy said on the film’s themes: “Denis doesn’t feel pain because he belongs to a generation born during a certain political period. These kids tend to distance themselves from any aspects of social and political life. In the meantime, the society has taught them how not to take any moral responsibility for their actions.”
New Europe Film Sales is handling world rights on the project, excluding Russia (New People Film Company) and France (Arizona Films).