‘One of those extraordinary films in which everything comes together perfectly’
In this charming love story two colleagues share the same dream about deer in a winter forest.
During the first week of her job as the new quality control inspector , people have already begun to gossip about the introverted Mária. Her behaviour is unmistakably different. At lunch she always sits alone in silence, she takes her work extremely seriously, and she adheres strictly to all rules. Her world is one of numbers and data that are imprinted on her memory. The only one at her workplace who tries to approach her is her boss, Endre. Although each of them is quite closed, they come to know each other better and discover coincidentally that, at night, they dream the same dream. They are dumbfounded. Both their relationship and the way they approach life change when they begin to re-enact their dream together during the day.
In this film, the script, camera work, music and acting merge seamlessly. Everything comes together perfectly. Under the calm exterior of both Mária and Endre lie profound feelings. One of them keeps them hidden, and the other has yet to discover them. This is how On Body and Soul touches viewers’ heart and mind.
On Body and Soul was awarded the ‘Golden Bear’ for Best Film at last year’s Berlin Film Festival and received an Oscar nomination, The jury said they had fallen in love with the film, ‘because it reminded people of something too often forgotten in everyday life: compassion.’ The director also received the Berlin ‘Prize of the Ecumenical Jury’ and ‘FRIPRESCI Award’.