For a secret agent, the most important thing is the mission. They have to remain unseen and infiltrate unfamiliar environments. The protagonist in Mole lands in a world governed by routine. He appears out of nowhere, quickly hides his parachute and starts watching. At first, he's convinced that he has to be as careful as possible. In time, he realizes that the inhabitants of this strange place are not paying any attention to him. Nobody sees him. He can't interrupt anyone's conversation. He's unable to have an impact on the outcome of any social games or seduce a beautiful blonde. In the end, he'll want to be one of "them." Ildikó Enyedi creates an alternative reality somewhere at the edge of the world in the late 1980s, where politics doesn't exist. The most important thing is the repetitive nature of everyday life, which means safety. Time is cyclical. To preserve the status quo, someone from outside has to come and look with envy at the inhabitants of this "strange" land.
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