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PROGRAM - Opening Film

Opening Film

On Body and Soul

DIRECTOR Ildikó ENYEDI Opening Film
Nation Hungary 2017116minDCPcolor Fiction
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A woman who is always cautious meets a man who is bored with everything. Either at work and in dreams they share same dreams every night. They fall in love and their odd dreams turn to a new direction.

As it seems like a mystery, the film is mostly about everyday events. She decides the grade of meat and he is a manager. In their difference, they share dreams, and become curious about souls and long for bodies. Body and soul lead to deeper understanding.

In this age of ICT, the two raise questions about the meaning of real communication and how to recreate one’s identity. She is mature in body but immature in mind. He seems to know everything but isn’t comfortable with his arms. The film shows how the two find each other in their imbalance of body and soul. The film offers a cinematic way of entering into genuine communion with others.

  • Review

    A cautious woman meets a man who is bored with everything. They share the same dreams every night, but when they fall in love, their odd dreams take a new direction.
    On Body and Soul seems like a mystery, but is mostly about everyday events. Both lead similar lives, but they are different people, but through their shared dreams, they become curious about each others soul and long for each others body.
    Maria is mature of body but immature in mind whereas he seems
    to know everything but has difficulty using his arms, but they find each other within their imbalance of body and soul. On Body and Soul offers a cinematic way of entering into genuine communion with others and recreate ones identity.. Winner of this year´s Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. [LEE Sang-yong]

  • Credit

    Director Ildiko ENYEDI
    Screenplay Ildiko ENYEDI
    Producer Monika MECS, Andras MUHI, Erno MESTERHAZY
    Cinematography Mate HERBAI
    Editor Karoly SZALAI
    Music Adam BALAZS
    Sound Janos KOPOROSY
    Cast Alexandra BORBELY, Geza MORCSANYI



Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1955, Ildiko Enyedi directed five features and several shorts winning more than 40 international awards. In 1989, her feature film, My 20th Century(1989) won the Golden Camera Award at Cannes Film Festival and was selected among the 10 best films of the year by The New York Times. In 1992, she was the member of the jury at Berlin International Film Festival. She is a professor at the University of Film and Drama Arts in Budapest and a member of the European Film Academy.