Skip to content

Directed by Ildikó Enyedi

Hungary 2017 116 mins. In Hungarian

Unfolding in a slaughterhouse in Budapest, Ildikó Enyedi’s eccentric and beautiful love story strikingly mixes realism and dreams. The introverted Mária has just started a job as a quality control inspector and soon meets Endre, the older and equally awkward head of the finance department. They discover that they not only share their waking dreams, but also the same nocturnal vision: the two of them as doe and a buck wandering in a surreal snow-covered forest. Winner of the Grand Prize at the Berlin Film Festival and this year’s Hungarian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film, On Body and Soul offers a mysterious and enchanting story that confirms that love knows no bounds. In Hungarian with English subtitles.

Filmography: Simon, the Magician (1999), Tamas and Juli (1997), A Gyár (1995), My Twentieth Century (1989)

Reviews: Another Gaze, The Playlist, Sight & Sound, Screen Daily, Hollywood Reporter

Interviews: MUBI Notebook (video)

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.