STORY OF MY WIFE / A FELESÉGEM TÖRTÉNETE
In a Parisian café at the start of the 20th century, a sailor takes a bet to marry the first woman to come through the door. Luckily for him, that woman happens to be the stunning Lizzy. Unfortunately, a marriage that starts off as a cute joke soon turns into an emotionally painful fall into jealousy. Using great narrative tools, the Oscar-nominated director of the well-established “On Body and Soul” adapts with tremendous elegance and Hollywood-like ambition a grand novel about doomed love. In the starring role, the porcelain beauty of Léa Seydoux.
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HUNGARY, GERMANY, FRANCE, ITALY / 2021 / COLOR / DCP / 169’ / ENGLISH, FRENCH, DUTCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN
In a Parisian cafe in the beginning of the 20th century, a seaman makes a bet his friend will marry the first woman to come through the door. Lucky for him, the woman, and his future wife, is the dazzling Lizzie. Unluckily for both, this risky marriage, starting with a cute folly, soon turns into an emotionally painful descent into jealousy, uncertainty and paranoia. Working on an epic narrative canvas, the Oscar nominated director of praised ‘On Body and Soul’ adapts with exquisite taste and Hollywood ambition a magnificent novel about doomed love. In the starring role, a Lea Seydoux of porcelain beauty. L.K.
DIRECTOR: Ildikó Enyedi
SCREENWRITER: Ildikó Enyedi
DoP: Marcell Rév
MUSIC: Ádám Balázs
EDITOR: Károly Szalai
PRINCIPAL CAST: Léa Seydoux, Gijs Naber, Louis Garrel, Sergio Rubini, Jasmine Trinca
Hungarian director and screenwriter born in 1955. She studied Film in Budapest and then in Montpellier. With ‘On Body and Soul’ she gained international festival recognition, winning, among others, the Golden Bear at Berlin.
2021 Story of my Wife
2017 On Body and Soul
1999 Simon, the Magician
1997 Tamas and Juli
1994 Magic Hunter
1989 My 20th Century