This distinguished Hungarian director and screenwriter first studied economy and then Film Directing at the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest. She continued with film studies in Montpellier, France. At the turn of the 1970s and 1980s, she belonged to the Indigo art collective. She started her film career at the Béla Balázs Studio, the only independent film studio in Eastern Europe until 1989. With its support, she made many short experimental and documentary films. After the revolution, she established her own production company, Three Rabbits Studio, which produces her films until today. At the same time, she started teaching at her alma mater, where she also received her doctorate in 2011. Her feature debut, My Twentieth Century, won a Golden Camera at the 1989 Cannes festival. Another distinctive film from her filmography, the fantasy drama Magic Hunter, was presented at the main competition at Venice IFF. She repeated this feat once again three years later, with a romantic drama called Tamas and Juli. Her second-to-latest film, On Body and Soul, won a Golden Bear at Berlinale and was Hungary's candidate for an Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film. Her latest project, The Story of My Wife, is a film adaptation of Milán Fürst's eponymous novel. During her career, Ildikó Enyedi has been a jury member at many international film festivals. Apart from feature films, she has made two videos promoting Hungary. Her edit of Stories in Faces presented Hungary as the guest country at Frankfurt Book Fair; and upon the occasion of Hungary joining the EU, she and ten other highly respected Hungarian directors collaborated on the From Europe into Europe project. She also made the Hungarian version of the Israeli In Treatment series for HBO.
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