My Twentieth Century

Ildikó Enyedi’s fairytale-like, unconventional ironic film luminaire was awarded the Camera d'Or at Cannes in 1989. On the eve of the 20th century, two twin... Read more

My Twentieth Century

Directed by Ildiko Enyedi

Year: 1989
Running Time: 104
Color Type: Black & White
Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian w/ English subt.
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My Twentieth Century

Cast
Dorotha Segda
Oleg Yankovsky

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Directed by Ildiko Enyedi
Cinematographer Tibor Máthé


Ildikó Enyedi’s fairytale-like, unconventional ironic film luminaire was awarded the Camera d'Or at Cannes in 1989. On the eve of the 20th century, two twin girls, Lili the anarchist and Dóra a luxurious woman of loose morals, along with Mr. Z. who loves them as an entity, all reach the Hungarian border at the same time on board the Orient Express. Their story, rushing under the spell of Edison’s inventions, is a special ‘research of happiness’, reclaiming the ‘mass murdering century’ from the restlessly changing world and the miracle of existence. Tarkovsky’s fabulous actor, Oleg Yankovsky, performs an unforgettable double with the young Polish actress Dorotha Segda. The complete 4K digital restoration of the film was carried out at the Hungarian Filmlab, supervised by the Hungarian Film Fund – Hungarian National Film Archive in 2017. Digital grading was supervised by cinematographer Tibor Máthé.

MY TWENTIETH CENTURY is playing on Art House Theater Day (September 18, 2019) at the AFI Silver in Washington DC, The Brattle in Cambridge, MA, the Colonial Theatre in Belfast, ME, the North Park Theatre in Buffalo, NY, the Railroad Square in Waterville, ME, the State Theatre in Modesto, CA, and the Zoetropolis in Lancaster, PA. 

Reviews

“It’s a bracing combination of wit, invention, common sense and lunacy. It’s a gravely comic meditation on civilization at the turn of this century.”

“My 20th Century, photographed by Tibor Máthé, must be one of the most handsome black-and-white films since Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2. It is also enormously good humored.”

“Serendipitous is the word for Ildiko Enyedi’s My 20th Century, an effervescent Hungarian celebration of electricity, love, movies and the infinite possibilities of man, woman and the chimpanzee.”

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
TIFF Bell Lightbox Toronto 1579410000January 19, 2020
Beacon - Seattle Seattle 1578027600January 3 - January 9, 2020
Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago 157681800012/20, 12/23
Winnipeg Film Group Winnipeg 1575349200December 3 - December 24, 2019
Museum of the Moving Image Astoria 1573794000November 15 - November 24, 2019
Crosstown Arts Memphis 1573707600November 14, 2019
Northwest Film Center Portland 1571544000October 20, 2019
Lark Theater Larkspur 1568779200September 18, 2019
State Theatre of Modesto Modesto 1568779200September 18, 2019
Brattle Theatre Cambridge 1568779200September 18, 2019
AFI Silver Theatre Silver Spring 1568779200September 18 - September 19, 2019
Colonial - Belfast Belfast 1568779200September 18, 2019
Railroad Square Cinema Waterville 1568779200September 18, 2019
North Park - Buffalo Buffalo 1568779200September 18, 2019
Zoetropolis Art House Lancaster 1568779200September 18, 2019


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