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On Body and Soul is the impeccably crafted winner of the 2017 Berlin Film Festival.
Two strangers have the same dream every night, they meet as deer in a forest and eventually fall in love. When they run into each other in real life, they search for the love they experience unconsciously. The reality of their introverted personalities and their surroundings make it hard to establish that same connection.
This unconventional love story is passionately told by Hungary’s best director, Ildikó Enyedi. Before it, she had taken an 18-year break from making movies, something that kind of makes sense when you watch On Body and Soul. That break was probably the only way to come up with something as thoughtful and creative as this.
An original and moving film! It’s a beautiful love story portrayed with a poetic direction. I saw it in the theater and was completely transported by the atmosphere created by the director. I hope that translates on a small screen.