On Body and Soul

2017/Color/116 mins/Hungary




Category Cinema International
Director Ildiko Enyedi
Producer Monika Mecs, Andras Muhi, Erno Mesterhazy
Screenplay Ildiko Enyedi
Cinematography Mate Herbai
Editor Karoly Szalai
Music Adam Balazs
Set Imola Lang
Costume NA
Cast Geza Morcsanyi (Endre), Alexandra Borbely (Maria), Zoltan Schneider (Jeno), Ervin Nagy (Sanyi), Itala Bekes (Zsoka),
Production Company Inforg - M&M Film KFT
World Sales Films Boutique
Festival/Awards Golden Bear Award , Berlin 2017

Endre and Maria work at an abattoir. He is the financial director, she the new quality inspector. By day, their urban workplace houses scenes of animals being slaughtered - and Enyedi does not shy away from the carnage. By night, they dream of the same pastoral scene in which deer rub against each other in the snow. Endre is mild-mannered, while the OCD-afflicted Maria is nervous and introverted. In everyday life, these two can't quite connect, then a company psychiatrist realizes that they see identical images during sleep. Should these subconsciously kindred coworkers commingle in their waking hours? Or are they better off resigning themselves to being lovers only in dreams?

Director:
Ildiko Enyedi
Born on 15 November 1955, Ildiko Enyedi is a Hungarian film director and screenwriter. She has directed eight films since 1989. She won the Golden Camera award for Az en XX. szazadom at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. In 1992 she was a member of the jury at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival. Her films were shown at different Film Festivals. In 2007 she was a member of the jury at the 29th Moscow International Film Festival.

Selected Filmography:
Simon, the Magician (1999)
Tamas and Juli (1997)
Magic Hunter (1994)
My Twentieth Century (1989)
Vakond (1985)