This year’s Cannes Film Festival will feature Ildikó Enyedi’s new film, The story of my wife in the ‘Competition Program,’ along with Evolution directed by Kornél Mundruczó in the newly-created ‘Cannes Premières’ section.
Enyedi’s new film is based on a novel by Hungarian author, Milán Füst, which has been translated into 20 languages. Through the ambivalent love story between a Parisian woman and a Dutch naval captain, the film reveals universal truths about the complexities of life. The movie stars the Dutch actor Gijs Naber, and Léa Seydoux (James Bond, Mission: Impossible, The Life of Adele), among others.
Following the official announcement, the director of the Golden Bear-winning and Oscar-nominated On Body and Soul, Ildikó Enyedi said:
…after these strange, numb months spent in lockdown, I was beyond happy to let my chief co-workers know about the news, although I wanted to call everyone.”
Featuring both Hungarian and foreign actors, Kornél Mundruczó’s new movie, Evolution, is about the personal traumatic experiences of three generations amid the historical traumas of the 20th century. The Hungarian director wrote the screenplay together with Kata Wéber, the screenwriter of Mundruczó’s Pieces of a Woman.
On a later date than usual, the Cannes Film Festival will be organized between July 6th and 17th. Hungarian cinemas are expected to show both movies in the fall.
In the featured photo: Ildikó Enyedi. Photo by MTI/EPA/Guillaume Horcajuelo