Nov 15–24: New digital restoration for the film’s 30th anniversary
New York, NY – Museum of the Moving Image will present the exclusive New York revival run of Hungarian trailblazer Ildikó Enyedi’s My Twentieth Century, winner of the Camera d'Or at Cannes in 1989, in a new digital restoration in celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary from November 15 through 24. Among the greatest of cinematic debuts—notable from a female director within the context of the 1980s—My Twentieth Century introduced the world to Enyedi, who is still a vital, distinctive artist in this 21st century. Her 2017 film On Body and Soul was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Feature and won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.
My Twentieth Century
Dir. Ildikó Enyedi. 1989, 104 mins. In Hungarian with English subtitles. With Dorotha Segda, Oleg Yankovsky, Paulus Manker. A Kino Lorber Repertory release.
This luminous, unconventional fairy tale takes place on the eve of the twentieth century. Two twin girls, Lili the anarchist and Dóra, a luxurious woman of loose morals (both played by Polish actress Dorotha Segda), along with Mr. Z. (Tarkovsky mainstay Oleg Yankovsky) who loves them jointly, all reach the Hungarian border at the same time aboard the Orient Express. Defiantly in pursuit of happiness and in retreat from the "mass murdering century," they are all entranced by Edison’s inventions and drunk on the miracle of existence. Nov 15–24: Schedule & Tickets
"An elegant midsummer, end-century night’s dream of a film, with an elusive, gossamer lightness."—Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“It’s a bracing combination of wit, invention, common sense and lunacy.”—Vincent Canby, The New York Times
Image: Dorotha Segda in My Twentieth Century / courtesy of Kino Lorber
ILDIKO ENYEDI IS AVAILABLE FOR SELECT INTERVIEWS.
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