The Hungarian director and screenwriter Ildikó Enyedi (b. 1955) studied economics and subsequently film direction at the University of Drama and Film in Budapest. In 1979, she began working with the renowned Béla Balázs Studio, and in 1981 she shot the experimental documentary Flirt, followed by several notable short films. Her debut feature, My 20th Century (1989), caused a sensation at the Cannes festival, where it won the Golden Camera award. Other seminal works of hers include Magic Hunter (1994) and Tamás and Juli (1997), both screened at the Venice festival, and Simon the Magician (1999), a prize-winner in Locarno. Enyedi’s new film, the unusual slaughterhouse romance On Body and Soul, provides an eccentric and poetic insight into finding human affection and love in the least expected of places.