On Body and Soul among the best 9 Oscar nominees
Ildikó Enyedi’s film has been selected into the list of 9 best features that advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. Some days ago, Alexandra Borbély, the main character of the film won the prize for best actress at the European Film Awards, Máté Herbai was the best cinematographer at Camerimage and the film got the Grand Prix at Berlinale in February.
Not only at festivals but in distribution did the film succeed as well. After Netflix having acquired the film it might set record attendance among Hungarian movies.
In the past few years several Hungarian films have achieved unique success. If we only mention Oscar nominations, in 2013 János Szász’s feature, The Notebook was also selected in the 9 nominees’ list, in 2016 Son of Saul even won the Oscar for the best foreign language films, just like Kristóf Deák's short film Sing in 2017.