My 20th Century

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Directed by Ildikó Enyedi
1988
Hungary
99 minutes
18+
A digital restoration of Ildikó Enyedi’s (SFF Official Competition Winner 2017 On Body and Soul) whimsical tale about identical twin sisters. Winner of the Caméra d’Or at Cannes in 1989.

Conventional storytelling is gleefully cast aside in Hungarian female director Ildikó Enyedi’s still-stunning debut. It’s 1880. Thomas Edison publicly introduces the electric light bulb. At this exact moment, identical twins Dora and Lili are born in Budapest. Fast-forward to 1900. Dora and Lili have long been separated. Dora’s now a clever hustler of men and money. Lili’s become a bomb-throwing anarchist. Delightful diversions abound. A professor delivers a crackpot speech about women having ‘no logic’. Celestial voices comment on events below. Mystery man Z falls for both sisters. A chimpanzee tells us how he was captured. This free-form essay on feminism, fate, desire and modernity is a charmer from fade-in to fade-out.

A beautifully assembled collection of black and white images, it bounds along with the kind of unhampered, lively confidence only an impassioned novice could pull off. – Desson Howe, The Washington Post

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My 20th Century

Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
Wed 6 June
6:15pm—7:54pm
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Year
1988
Classification
18+
Country
Hungary
Language
In Hungarian with English subtitles
Director
Ildikó Enyedi
Producer
Gábor Hanák, Norbert Friedländer
Cast
Oleg Yankovsky, Dorotha Segda
Screenwriter
Ildikó Enyedi
Cinematographer
Tibor Máthé
Company Credits
Restoration provided courtesy of: Hungarian National Film Archive
Original Title
Az Én Xx. Századom
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