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Ildikó Enyedi (born 15 November 1955) is a Hungarian film director and screenwriter. She has directed eight films since 1989. Her father, György Enyedi, was a geographer and economist who played a major role in the long-term development of regional science.

Ildikó Enyedi
Ildikó Enyedi Press Conference On Body and Soul Berlinale 2017 03.jpg
Enyedi in 2017
Born (1955-11-15) 15 November 1955 (age 63)
Budapest, Hungary
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1989–present
Parent(s)György Enyedi


Enyedi won the Golden Camera award for Az én XX. századom at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.[1] In 1992, she was a member of the jury at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival.[2] Her 1994 film Magic Hunter was entered into the main competition at the 51st edition of the Venice Film Festival.[3] In 2007, she was a member of the jury at the 29th Moscow International Film Festival.[4]

Enyedi's 2017 film On Body and Soul premiered at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Golden Bear.[5] The film went on to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, representing Hungary.[6]

In 2018, she announced her next film would be an adaptation of The Story of My Wife, about a man who makes a bet with his friend to marry the next woman who walks into the café where they are eating.[7] The film was adapted from a novel by Milán Füst of the same name.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: My 20th Century". Retrieved 2 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1992 Juries". Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  3. ^ Giovanna Grassi, Tullio Kezich (29 July 1994). "Venezia, Stone in gara fra tanti " deb "". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  4. ^ "29th Moscow International Film Festival (2007)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Berlin Film Festival: 'On Body and Soul' Wins Golden Bear for Best Film". Variety. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  6. ^ D'ZURILLA, CHRISTIE. "At 89, James Ivory and Agnès Varda are the Oscars' oldest nominees". Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  7. ^ Roxborough, Scott. "Lea Seydoux to Star in New Film From Director Ildiko Enyedi (Exclusive)". Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  8. ^ Norbert Creutz, "Dix cinéastes de quatre continents imaginent le jour de l'an 2000," Le Temps, 4 December 1998.

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