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a Hungarian slaughterhouse, an odd location where two outsiders find work: a lost soul named Endre and the mysterious, withdrawn Marika.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.
Berlin IFF 2017 – Golden Bear, FIPRESCI Prize, Prize of Ecumenical Jury; Camerimage 2017 - Golden Frog; European Film Awards 2017 - European Actress; Hungarian Film Week 2018 - Best Film, Director, Actress, Supporting Actress, Screenplay
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.
1989 Mój wiek XX / Az én XX. századom / My Twentieth Century
1994 Magiczne kule / Büvös vadász / Magic Hunter
1999 Szymon Mag / Simon mágus / Simon, the Magician
2017 Dusza i ciało / Testről és lélekről / On Body and Soul