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From Ildikó Enyedi (whose latest film On Body and Soul scooped four major prizes - including the Golden Bear - at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival) this magical film spins a tale of twin girls, Dóra and Lili, who are born in 1880 Budapest on the same moment Thomas Edison presents his electric lightbulb to the world. The sisters are soon orphaned and separated in childhood, and follow different paths: one grows up to a naïvely idealistic, bomb-toting anarchist, the other a pampered, hedonistic courtesan who paths cross once again on the Orient Express on New Year’s Eve 1899…

Moving at a dizzy pace between Budapest, Hamburg, New York, Burma, Austria, Paris and Siberia, this is a film of dazzling beauty and acumen. It is a modernist fable, a fantasmagoria of scientific, political and sexual revolution and radicalism, the birth of cinema, and the joy of life. Shot in luminous monochrome by cinematographer Tibor Máthé, the multi-award-winning My 20thCentury attempts to claim back from the century of genocide the wonder of existence in a constantly changing world.

Awards:

  • 1989 Cannes Film Festival / Winner: Camera d’Or - Ildikó Enyedi
  • 1989 Edinburgh International Film Festival / Winner: Jury Prize
  • 1989 Las Vegas International Film Festival / Winner: Special Jury Prize; Best Cinematography
  • 1990 Hungarian Film Week / Winner: Foreign Film Critics Award; Best Director; Best Actress; Best Cinematography
  • 1990 The New York Times ‘10 Best Films of the Year’
  • Voted by critics in the Top 10 Hungarian films of all time

Special Features

  • My 20th Century (1989) – presented from a brand new HD restoration of the film by the Hungarian Digital Archive and Film Institute, supervised by director of photography Tibor Máthé and director Ildikó Enyedi.
  • Original Hungarian soundtrack in original Mono 16-bit LPCM audio
  • A new filmed interview with director Ildikó Enyedi, shot exclusively for this release by filmmaker Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio; The Duke of Burgundy).
  • Booklet featuring a new essay on the film by author and academic Jonathan Owen.
  • New and improved English subtitle translation.
  • World premiere on Blu-ray.
studio:
Second Run
Run Time:
102 mins approx
Director:
Ildikó Enyedi
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Dorota Segda

Oleg Yankovskiy

Paulus Manker
Subtitle Languages:

English

Aspect Ratio:
1.33:1
Theatrical Release Year:
1989
Main Language:
Hungarian
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
Free

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Arrow Video - Join the Cult!

From Ildikó Enyedi (whose latest film On Body and Soul scooped four major prizes - including the Golden Bear - at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival) this magical film spins a tale of twin girls, Dóra and Lili, who are born in 1880 Budapest on the same moment Thomas Edison presents his electric lightbulb to the world. The sisters are soon orphaned and separated in childhood, and follow different paths: one grows up to a naïvely idealistic, bomb-toting anarchist, the other a pampered, hedonistic courtesan who paths cross once again on the Orient Express on New Year’s Eve 1899…

Moving at a dizzy pace between Budapest, Hamburg, New York, Burma, Austria, Paris and Siberia, this is a film of dazzling beauty and acumen. It is a modernist fable, a fantasmagoria of scientific, political and sexual revolution and radicalism, the birth of cinema, and the joy of life. Shot in luminous monochrome by cinematographer Tibor Máthé, the multi-award-winning My 20thCentury attempts to claim back from the century of genocide the wonder of existence in a constantly changing world.

Awards:

  • 1989 Cannes Film Festival / Winner: Camera d’Or - Ildikó Enyedi
  • 1989 Edinburgh International Film Festival / Winner: Jury Prize
  • 1989 Las Vegas International Film Festival / Winner: Special Jury Prize; Best Cinematography
  • 1990 Hungarian Film Week / Winner: Foreign Film Critics Award; Best Director; Best Actress; Best Cinematography
  • 1990 The New York Times ‘10 Best Films of the Year’
  • Voted by critics in the Top 10 Hungarian films of all time

Special Features

  • My 20th Century (1989) – presented from a brand new HD restoration of the film by the Hungarian Digital Archive and Film Institute, supervised by director of photography Tibor Máthé and director Ildikó Enyedi.
  • Original Hungarian soundtrack in original Mono 16-bit LPCM audio
  • A new filmed interview with director Ildikó Enyedi, shot exclusively for this release by filmmaker Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio; The Duke of Burgundy).
  • Booklet featuring a new essay on the film by author and academic Jonathan Owen.
  • New and improved English subtitle translation.
  • World premiere on Blu-ray.
studio:
Second Run
Run Time:
102 mins approx
Director:
Ildikó Enyedi
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Dorota Segda

Oleg Yankovskiy

Paulus Manker
Subtitle Languages:

English

Aspect Ratio:
1.33:1
Theatrical Release Year:
1989
Main Language:
Hungarian
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
Free

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