It's the end of the 19th century, twins named Dóra and Lili are born somewhere in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Their mother dies. Orphaned, they try to survive by selling matches. One winter's night, the girls are separated. Two men toss a coin, and they each take one of the sisters. Nineteen years later, on New Year's Eve 1899, they are reunited on the Orient Express. Their lives are completely different. Dóra is a wealthy woman with class who has no trouble seducing men-often for financial gain. Lili, on the other hand, is involved in the anarchist movement, and she's absorbed with thoughts of bomb attacks and revolution against the authorities. The sisters are brought together by a mysterious gentleman named Z. My Twentieth Century is Enyedi's full-length debut, in which she not only explores the era of rapid change and chaos at the turn of the century but, above all, hearkens back to the traditions of silent movies. The film stars the phenomenal Dorota Segda, who plays three roles: Dóra, Lila and their mother.
Cannes IFF 1989 – Caméra d'Or
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