On Body and Soul
£7 concessions, £6.50 members
Length: 116 min
Director: Ildikó Enyedi
Cast: Géza Morcsányi, Alexandra Borbély, Zoltán Schneider, Ervin Nagy
Language: Hungarian with English Subtitles
In this unconventional love story, two introverted people, both workers at a meat-processing plant, find out by chance that they share the same dream every night. At first, they are puzzled, incredulous and frightened, but as they begin to accept this strange coincidence, they try to recreate in broad daylight what happens in their shared subconscious.
On Body and Soul represents a celebrated comeback to feature filmmaking for director Ildikó Enyedi whose debut film My Twentieth Century won the Caméra d’Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.
“Enyedi handles this hesitant, tentatively developing relationship with quiet subtlety, often depicting her solitary pair in their respective apartments with through-window night shots that recall the paintings of Edward Hopper.” – Philip Kemp, Sight and Sound.