On Body and Soul

Screening on 19/10/18

Hungary 2017
Dir: Ildikó Enyedi
Starring: Alexandra Borbély, Géza Morcsányi
Cert 18
115 mins

Two shy and lonely people, Endre, the manager of an abattoir and Mária, a food hygiene inspector also working there, come to realise that they share the same recurring dream, in which they are a pair of deers wandering through a wintry forest veiled in mist. Endre is attracted to Mária, who initially rejects his advances, finding social interaction with other people unbearably difficult. The painfully slow, tentative development of their relationship and their ethereal dream of companionship stand in stark contrast to the brutal realities of their working life. Will love between these two lost souls be able to flourish? An enigmatic and tender film that won the Golden Bear award at Berlin (2017) and many other prizes worldwide. Warning: Contains some graphic scenes of animal slaughter.

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