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On Body and Soul

Ildikó Enyedi
Teströl és lélekröl
Hungary 2017 / 116’
subtitles: Polish and English
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Ildikó Enyedi's triumphant return to world cinema. On Body and Soul is a peculiar sort of love story set in the least romantic place in the world, a Hungarian slaughterhouse, an odd location where two outsiders find work: a lost soul named Endre and the mysterious, withdrawn Marika. Although they are somewhat wary of each other during the day, they are amazed to discover that they meet in the world of dreams every night. In OnBody and Soul, Enyedi manages to strike a perfect balance between surreal fantasy and the universality of the emotions portrayed on-screen. The Hungarian director is also able to show the feelings developing between the two extremely sensitive characters with humor and subdued lyricism. The film's poetic aura adds to Enyedi's characteristic attention to detail. After seeing OnBody and Soul, it will be difficult to get Laura Marling's song What He Wrote-illustrating one of the film's key scenes-out of your head.

Piotr Czerkawski


Berlin International Film Festival 2017 – Golden Bear, FIPRESCI Prize, Prize of Ecumenical Jury


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Ildikó Enyedi

Born in Budapest in 1955, Ildikó Enyedi is a film director and screenwriter. She made her film debut in 1989 with My Twentieth Century (starring Dorothy Segda), which brought her a Caméra d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Her 1999 film Simon the Magician premiered in the main competition at the Festival in Locarno. As a lecturer, she has been participating in the Ekran+ program, co-created by the Wajda School, for many years. On Body and Soul is her first feature film in 18 years.

Selected filmography

1989 Mój wiek XX / My Twentieth Century / Az én XX. századom

1994 Magic Hunter / Büvös vadász

1999 Szymon Mag/ Simon mágus / Simon, the Magician

2017 Dusza i ciało / On Body and Soul / Testről és Lélekről

Cast & Crew

director Ildikó Enyedi
screenplay Ildikó Enyedi
cinematography Máté Herbai
editing Károly Szalai
music Adam Balazs
cast Géza Morcsányi, Alexandra Borbély, Zoltán Schneider
producer Ernö Mesterházy, András Muhi, Mónika Mécsi
production Inforg-M&M Film Kft.
Polish distributor Aurora Films
awards Berlin International Film Festival 2017 – Golden Bear, FIPRESCI Prize, Prize of Ecumenical Jury
language Hungarian
colouration colour