On Body and Soul
(Testről és lélekről)

2017, feature, digital, 116 minutes

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2017. 3. 2.
PREMIER (INTERNATIONAL): 2017. 2. 10.

A slaughterhouse in Budapest is the setting of a strangely beautiful love story. No sooner does Mária start work as the new quality controller than the whispers begin. At lunch the young woman always chooses a table on her own in the sterile canteen where she sits in silence. She takes her job seriously and adheres strictly to the rules, deducting penalty points for every excessive ounce of fat. Hers is a world that consists of figures and data that have imprinted themselves on her memory since early childhood. Her slightly older boss Endre is also the quiet type. Tentatively, they begin to get to know each other. Recognising their spiritual kinship, they are amazed to discover that they even have the same dreams at night. Carefully, they attempt to make them come true. This story of two people discovering the realm of emotions and physical desire, at first individually and then together, is tenderly told by director Ildikó Enyedi, but in a way that also exudes subtle humour. A film about the fears and inhibitions associated with opening up to others, and about how exhilarating it can be when you finally do.

 

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Creators

Ildikó Enyedi Director
Ildikó Enyedi Screenplay
Máté Herbai Director of photography
Károly Szalai Editor
Ádám Balázs Music
Péter Benjámin Lukács, János Kőporossy Sound
Imola Láng Visual design
Judit Sinkovics Costumes
András Muhi, Mónika Mécs, Ernő Mesterházy, András Pires Muhi Producer
Inforg-M&M Film Production company
Orsolya Petrilla Make-up
Géza Morcsányi , Alexandra Borbély, Zoltán Schneider, Ervin Nagy, Tamás Jordán, Zsuzsa Járó, Réka Tenki, Juli Nyakó, Itala Békés, Pál Mácsai Cast

Awards

Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival - 2017 Golden Bear
Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival - 2017 FIPRESCI Prize
Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival - 2017 Ecumenical Jury Prize
Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival - 2017 Berliner Morgenpost’s Reader Jury Prize
Sydney Film Festival - 2017 Sydney Film Prize
Lagów International Film Festival - 2017 Silver Grape
Palic International Film Festival - 2017 Audience Award
Mumbai International Film Festival - 2017 Audience Award
Bydgoszcz Camerimage - 2017 Golden Frog Main Prize
European Film Academy - 2017 European Film Award for Best Actress
Hungarian Film Awards - 2018 Best Feature
Hungarian Film Awards - 2018 Best Director
Hungarian Film Awards - 2018 Best Screenplay
Hungarian Film Awards - 2018 Best Actress
Hungarian Film Awards - 2018 Best Supporting Actress
Lecce European Cinema Festival - 2018 Golden Olive Tree Award for Career Achievement

Festivals

Hong Kong International Film Festival - 2017
Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2017
Kosice Art Film Fest - 2017
Beijing International Film Festival - 2017
Sydney Film Festival - 2017 (in competition)
Curacao International Film Festival - 2017
Auckland-Wellington New Zealand IFF - 2017 (in competition)
Wroclaw New Horizons IFF - 2017 (in competition)
Sarajevo Film Festival - 2017
Vukovar Film Festival - 2017 (in competition)
Riga International Film Festival - 2017
San Sebastian International Film Festival - 2017
Bergen International Film Festival - 2017
Zurich Film Festival - 2017
Haifa International Film Festival - 2017
Luxembourg CinÉast - 2017
Philadelphia Film Festival - 2017
Valladolid International Film Festival - 2017 (in competition)
Ljubljana International Film Festival - 2017
Targu-Mures AlterNative - 2017
Belgrade International Film Festival - 2017
Melbourne Festival of Jewish Cinema - 2017
Palm Springs International Film Festival - 2018
American Film Academy - 2018 (in competition)
Göteborg International Film Festival - 2018
European Film Academy - 2017 (in competition)
European Film Academy - 2017 (in competition)
European Film Academy - 2017 (in competition)
Lecce European Cinema Festival - 2018
Wroclaw New Horizons IFF - 2018
Toronto International Film Festival - 2017
Seville Film Festival - 2018
Paris - l'Europe autour de l'Europe - 2019

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