On Body and Soul ldikó Enyedi's triumphant return to world cinema. On Body and Soul is a peculiar sort of love story set in the least romantic place in the world, a Hungarian slaughterhouse.

Ildikó Enyedi's triumphant return to world cinema. On Body and Soul is a peculiar sort of love story set in the least romantic place in the world, a Hungarian slaughterhouse, an odd location where two outsiders find work: a lost soul named Endre and the mysterious, withdrawn Marika. Although they are somewhat wary of each other during the day, they are amazed to discover that they meet in the world of dreams every night. In OnBody and Soul, Enyedi manages to strike a perfect balance between surreal fantasy and the universality of the emotions portrayed on-screen. The Hungarian director is also able to show the feelings developing between the two extremely sensitive characters with humor and subdued lyricism. The film's poetic aura adds to Enyedi's characteristic attention to detail. After seeing OnBody and Soul, it will be difficult to get Laura Marling's song What He Wrote-illustrating one of the film's key scenes-out of your head.

Piotr Czerkawski

Duration: 116 mins
Director: Ildikó Enyedi
Country of origin: Hungary
Classification: unclassified