Teströl és lélekröl (2017)
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A beautiful film that captures loneliness in such a unique way. I was really moved by the end. Highly recommended.
Hungary's entry in this year's Oscar competition, On Body and Soul, hooks you in with its fabulistic premise - two co-workers share the same dreams where they are a pair of mated deer, and so embark on a real relationship - but I think the main interest here is that the woman (Alexandra Borbély) is autistic, and struggling with this possible new chapter in her life. The situation is sensitively played and presented, in what initially feels like a dry workplace comedy. Full warning to sensitive souls: It takes place in an abattoir and has graphic scenes of butchery. Interesting in that this romance doesn't take place in the usual quaint office environment, but if there's a message being conveyed here (as the characters see themselves as tranquil animals), it's not in focus, and indeed, the setting may at first PULL focus away from the story. But these are early elements soon dismissed from the proceedings, and ultimately, the film stands as a sweet romance between social outsiders.
Nicely crafted characters, good storytelling and great acting by the leading actress. Way better than expected for sure.
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This movie ranks #74 in Berlin International Film Festival - Golden Bears
This movie ranks #315 in Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Nominees