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On Body and Soul

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)

Genres: Drama