PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Ildikó Enyedi, director of the film On Body and Soul.
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Fred’s Chiara Nicoletti meets Ildiko Enyedi, director of On Body and Soul, film in competition at the 67° Berlinale. When asked on the genesys of the film, Ildiko answers: “I was in love” . Being in love is a status that opens every door to people’s feelings and emotions and that led Ildiko to write the story of this connection. Maria and Endre are two strange souls that miraculously find each other. They feel each other and they really get what the other person is and that’s something so rare to see in life and on the big screen.
On Body and Soul: the director of an industrial slaughterhouse is suspicious about Maria, the new quality inspector sent by the authorities. Endre thinks she’s pretty, but she’s too formal and keeps too much to herself. He also thinks she’s too tough on grading the beef carcass, but Maria sticks to her standards with the same focused order she tries to run her life. During routine company interviews, a lady psychologist discovers that Maria and Endre are having similar recurring dreams. They are embarrassed by what this implies, as the two introverts know nothing about one another outside of work. The following day, they check again: they had the exact same dream the night before. As they continue to compare dreams, it becomes clear that they meet each night in a common realm: a peaceful snowy forest where they are graceful deer who gently love each other. Maria and Endre hesistantly accept this strange coincidence. They cannot ignore the intimacy they share so effortlessly in their dreams. For two people seemingly not suitable at all for love, it won’t be easy to recreate in broad daylight this harmonious relationship of their lonely nights…