2023-10-17 14:14

Library and Information Centre: Oktober 18, Wednesday, 6:00 pm

My 20th Century

drama / 98 minutes

Subtitle: English

Director: Ildikó Enyedi
Screenplay: Ildikó Enyedi
Editor: Rigó Mária
Director of photography: Tibor Máthé
Producers: Gábor Hanák, Norbert Friedländer
Production company: Hamburg Film Büro, Budapest Film Studio, Friedländer Filmproduktion GmbH - Signet, ICAIC - Cuba, Mafilm

Cast: Dorota Segda, Oleg Jankovskii, Paulus Manker, Péter Andorai 

Ildikó Enyedi’s fairylike ironic film luminaire, outside of trends, was awarded the Golden Camera in Cannes in 1989. On the New Year’s Eve of the 20th century two twin girls, Lili, the anarchist, and Dóra, a luxury woman of loose morals, as well as Mr. Z., who loves them as a unity, reach the Hungarian frontier at the same time on board of the Orient Express. Their story, rushing under the spell of Edison’s inventions, is a special “research of happiness”, reclaiming the “mass murdering century” from the restlessly changing world, from the miracle of existence. Tarkovsky’s fabulous actor, Oleg Jankovsky, performs an unforgettable double with the young Polish actress Dorotha Segda. The complete 4K digital restoring of the film was performed in 2017.

Awards/Awards (selection):
1989 Cannes Film Festival – Golden Camera for the Best First Film
Part of The Budapest 12 – One of Hungary’s Best Films