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My Twentieth Century
Archived: My Twentieth Century - Az én XX. századom (1989)

director: Ildikó Enyedi

composer: László Vidovszky
With: Dorota Segda, Oleg Yankovsky, Paulus Manker, a.o.

duration: 102 minutes
Drama, Comedy


"'My Twentieth Century' is a bit like a puzzle. It presents the audience with a romantic love story, a poetic fairy tale, an erotic riddle, and at the same time, an inventory of new technology - electricity, the telegraph, film." (Berlinale 2018)

"Separated identical twins ride an Orient Express unaware of each other: a feminist anarchist and a hedonistic courtesan, living under the powder-keg Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Separate families adopted the impoverished orphans. At the dawn of the 20th Century the double-blind experiment hits crescendo for Dora & Lili, born the evening Edison unveiled his incandescent bulb. In 1900, technology was accelerating, could women's rights and national self-determination keep pace?" (Hungarian National Film Fund)

"Viewers who prefer their narratives straightforward, free of ambiguity and neatly concluded are likely to have problems here, but for those who like their films to break with tradition and experiment with form and content in lively, thought-provoking and entertaining ways, 'My 20th Century' should definitely be high on your viewing list." (Cine Outsider) 


director: Ildikó Enyedi
composer: László Vidovszky
producer: Archy Dolder, Gabor Hanák, Andrej Schwartz
screenplay: Ildikó Enyedi
Editor: Mária Rigó
Cinematography: Tibor Máthé

production company: Budapest Stúdió Vállalat

More info

dialogue: Hungarian
subtitles: Eng subt.
Country: Hungary - West Germany - Cuba
year: 1989


ILDIKO ENYEDI (1955): My Twentieth Century (1989), Magic Hunter (1994), A Gyár (1995), Tamas & Juli (1995), Simon mágus (1999), Európából Európába (Segment "8") (2004, short), Elsö szerelem (2008, short), On Body and Soul (2017).

Technical Specs

format: DCP

Other festival films by director Ildikó Enyedi

2017:On Body and Soul
2000:Simon Mágus
1995:Magic Hunter (Büvös vadász)


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