On Body and Soul
aka Teströl és lélekröl
First screened in September 2017
Director: Ildikó Enyedi. Cast: Alexandra Borbély, Géza Morcsányi, Zoltán Schneider, Ervin Nagy, Tamás Jordán, Zsuzsa Járó, Réka Tenki, Itala Békés, Júlia Nyakó, Hanna Csata, Márton Patkós, Zsófi Bódi, Attila Fritz, Vince Zrínyi Gál, Rozi Skékely, Barnabás Horkay. Screenplay: Ildikó Enyedi.

Twitter Capsule: Like Kaurismäki, but toastier. Inventive and precious in about equal measure but ends more strongly than it began.

Second Capsule: I have to stipulate, though, as a late-night show near the end of a 40-film festival trip, this movie didn't get my full energy. I zzzz'd.

VOR:   Lots on its plate: an eccentric romance between unusual lovers, unique interests in dreams and animals, a cultural study, hope and despair. Uneven but estimable.

Photo © 2017 Inforg-M&M Film Kft.

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Berlin Film Festival: Golden Bear (Best Picture); FIPRESCI Prize; Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

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