On Body and Soul (Testről és lélekről)

(2017, feature, digital, color, 116 minutes, DolbyDigital)

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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Mária's doctor


Berlin International Film Festival - 2017

Golden Bear


Ecumenical Jury Prize

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 Máté Herbai

European Film Academy - 2017

European Film Award for Best Actress Alexandra Borbély

Hungarian Film Awards - 2018

Best Feature

Best Director Ildikó Enyedi

Best Screenplay Ildikó Enyedi

Best Actress Alexandra Borbély

Best Supporting Actress Réka Tenki

Lecce European Cinema Festival - 2018

Golden Olive Tree Award for Career Achievement

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