Ildikó Enyedi

ldikó Enyedi is a leading Hungarian screenwriter and director. She directed four features between 1988 and 1999, including My 20th Century which won the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Festival.

Ildikó Enyedi was born in 1955 in Budapest. She studied Economics and Filmmaking at the University of Budapest and later in Montpellier, France. In the years 1977 to 1985, she belonged to the artist group "Indigo".

Subsequently, she worked at the Béla Balázs Studio – the only independent film studio in pre-1989 Eastern Europe; as well as at the "Studio of Young Artists".

After a number of experimental and narrative short films, since 1989 she has created five feature films that have gained prestigious awards.

With The Magic Hunter and Tamás and Juli, she took part in Competition at the Venice Film Festival in 1995 and 1997. Alongside her feature films, Enyedi made the montage film Geschichten in Gesichtern (Stories in Faces), with which Hungary was presented as guest country at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1999.

With Europe (2003), she provided – on the occasion of Hungary's entry into the European Union – a short contribution to the film project Európából Európába (From Europe into Europe) by ten Hungarian directors, including István Szabó, Miklós Jancsó and Benedek Fliegauf. Ildikó Enyedi's short film is her answer to the “United Europe" – a humorous game of tag in which the usual roles can all be jumbled up.

It took 18 long years before the director could get her next feature project produced, On Body and Soul. During this difficult period, HBO hired her to direct the Hungarian version of the series In Treatment between 2012 and 2014, and Ildikó also taught at the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest.

Ildikó Enyedi's On Body and Soul (Teströl és lélekröl) was awarded the Golden Bear at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, and was an outstanding success in cinemas in Hungary and all around the world. On Body and Soul was one of the five Best Foreign Language Award nominees by the AMPAS in 2018.

Member of the European Film Academy and the AMPAS. Ildikó Enyedi was awarded the Balázs Béla and the Merited Artist Prizes, and has received the Republic President’s Order of Merit Cross.

A mother of two, she lives in Budapest and Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany.

Filmography


1979: Flirt/Flirt (experimental)

1981: The Spectator/A nézõ (s)

1984: Der Rosenkavalier/Rózsalovag (s)

1985: New Books/Új könyvek (s)

1985: Mole/Vakond (s)

1986: Invasion/Invázió (s)

1988: Goblins/Lidércek (s)

1988: My 20th Century/Az én XX. századom
- Budapest, 20th Hungarian Film Week, 1989 : Creative Prize of the Social Jury, Professional Jury’s Director’s Prize and Cinematographer’s Prize to Tibor Máthé, Special Acknowledgment of the Student Jury to Tibor Máthé, International Critics’ Gene Moskowitz Prize
- Cannes IFF, 1989 : Caméra d’Or Prize
- Edinburgh IFF, 1989 :  Special Prize of the Jury
- Las Vegas IFF, 1989 : Special Prize of the Jury, Best Photography Prize to Tibor Máthé
- Budapest, 1990, Hungarian Film- and TV-Critics' Best Director Prize, Best Photographer Prize to Tibor Máthé, Best Composer Prize to László Vidovszky and Best Actress Prize to Dorota Segda

1991: Winter Campaign (Interlude)/Téli hadjárat (Közjáték) (TV)
- Gyõr, Mediawave Festival 1991 : Main Prize
- Berlin Video Festival, 1992 : Main Prize
- Potsdam IFF, 1992 : Main Prize

1994: The Magic Hunter/Bûvös vadász
- Sundance Institute, 1993 : Best Eastern-European Script
- Budapest, 26th Hungarian Film Week, 1995 : Best Director Prize
- Budapest, 1995, Hungarian Film- and TV-Critics' Best Photographer Prize to Tibor Máthé

1997: Tamás and Juli/Tamás és Juli
- Belfort IFF, 1997 : Main Prize

1998: Simon the Magician/Simon mágus
- Budapest, 30th Hungarian Film Week, 1999 : Best Director Prize, Best Photographer Prize to Tibor Máthé, Best Actor Prize to Péter Andorai
- Locarno IFF, 1999 : Special Prize of FICC
- Arcachon IFF, 1999 : Best Actor Prize to Péter Andorai
- Corato IFF, 2000 : Main Prize, Best Actor Prize to Péter Andorai
- Salerno IFF, 2000 : Best Script Prize
- Teheran IFF, 2000 : Best Actress Prize to Julie Delarme
- Tromso IFF, 2000 : Aurora Prize

2003: From Europe into Europe/Európából Európába (sketch film)
 
2008: First Love/Elsõ szerelem (s)

2018: On Body and Soul

Films in our database

Director, Screenplay, Producer
1999
1994

Awards

2018
Best Director
2018
Best Screenplay