On Body and Soul


Testről és lélekről
reż|dir Ildikó Enyedi | HU | 2017 | 116 min
prod|pro Ernö Mesterházy, András Muhi, Mónika Mécs scen|wr Ildikó Enyedi zdj|ph Máté Herbai muz|mus Adam Balazs mon|ed Károly Szalai ob|cast Alexandra Borbély, Géza Morcsányi, Réka Tenki, Zoltán Schneider, Ervin Nagy, Itala Békés dys|dis Aurora Films


The first full-feature film of the highly regarded Hungarian director Ildikó Enyedi in 18 years. Mária (Alexandra Borbély) begins her work as a quality inspector at a slaughterhouse in Budapest. She is a shy and introverted young girl gifted with great memory. Endre (Géza Morcsányi), the financial director of the company, watches her with a growing fascination. These two characters form an emotional bond impossible for them to express in the real world. They manage to do this only in their dreams, in which they meet as a doe and a deer. On Body and Soul is a unique story of love captivating the audience with subtlety, humor, and a unique take on emotional alienation.

2017 Berlin International Film Festival — Golden Bear, FIPRESCI Award, Jury Prize
2017 International Film Festival in Sydney — Best Picture

Ildikó Enyedi (1955) Born in Budapest. Studied at the local universities—first, at the university of economics, then at the school of film. Also graduated from the Faculté des Lettres at the University of Montpellier in France. Started her career with a bang: her comedy-drama film My 20th Century about separated twin sisters, produced in 1989, won the Caméra d’Or award for the best first feature film at Cannes Film Festival. For the last decade, she has been working mainly for the television industry, producing e.g. a Hungarian version of the popular TV series format In Treatment.

2017 Dusza i ciało|Testről és lélekről|On Body and Soul
1999 Szymon Mag|Simon mágus| Simon, the Magician
1997 Tamás és Juli|Tamas and Juli
1994 Magiczne kule|Büvös vadász|Magic Hunter
1989 Mój wiek XX|Az Én XX. Századom|My Twentieth Century

© Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki Dwa Brzegi Kazimierz Dolny Janowiec nad Wisłą
Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow