CAST & CREW
ILDIKÓ ENYEDI — DIRECTOR
Ildikó Enyedi’s first film MY TWENTIETH CENTURY won the Cannes Camera d’Or and was chosen as one of the 12 Best Hungarian Films of all time and selected among the 10 Best Films of the Year by The New York Times. In addition to more than 40 international prizes awarded to her as a director, she has also received recognition as a screenwriter (Grand Prize of the Hartley Merrill International Screenwriting Prize for best European Script).
Ildikó Enyedi began her career as a concept and media artist. She was a member of the art group Indigo and the Balázs Béla Studio, the only independent film studio in Eastern Europe before 1989. She then turned to film directing and screenwriting. Her 1999 feature SIMON MÁGUS won Locarno’s Special Jury Prize, and 1997’s TAMAS AND JULI won Belfort’s Grand Prix.
Ildikó Enyedi has directed TERAPIA for HBO Europe, the Hungarian version of “In Treatment.” She also has lectured at European master classes (Switzerland, Poland) and taught at the University of Film and Theatrical Arts in Budapest. She worked in Berlin in the frames of the Artist in Residence program of the DAAD. She was a founding member of EUCROMA, the European Cross Media Academy. In 2011 she defended her DLA paper “Summa cum Laude” in the field of Transmedia (CREATED WORLDS / The Relationship of Technique and Fantasy in Moving images). A member of the European Film Academy, she was awarded the Balázs Béla and the Merited Artist Prizes, ON BODY AND SOULand has received the Republic President’s Order of Merit Cross. A mother of two, she lives between Budapest and Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany.
ALEXANDRA BORBÉLY — MARIA
In addition to Ildikó Enyedi’s ON BODY AND SOUL, Alexandra Borbély’s other screen credits include 069 (069) 2012, by Kristóf Becsey’s 069, Csaba Fazekas, SWING, Dénes Orosz’s COMING OUT and Fanni Szilágyi’s THE AGE OF AQUARIUS.
Alexandra studied acting at Budapest’s University of Theatre and Film Arts, and also worked as a trainee at the National Theatre. She is currently part of the troupe of Katona József Theatre. She has previously worked in theater productions by Hungary’s finest directors, including Péter Gothár and Dániel D. Kovács.
Alexandra is Hungarian, she was born (in 1986) and grew up in Slovakia. She moved to Budapest at age 20 to pursue her acting studies. She speaks fluent Slovakian, Hungarian and Czech.
GÉZA MORCSÁNYI — ENDRE
Géza Morcsányi makes his screen acting debut in Ildikó Enyedi’s ON BODY AND SOUL. By profession, he is currently publishing director of LÍRA Könyv Inc. in Budapest, and has previously been managing director of I.P.C. Könyvek Publishing House (1989-1995) and Magvető Publishing House (1995-2015). He has translated many short stories and plays from Russian, including Stanislavsky: An Actor Prepares, and also many plays from English by writers such as David Storey and Sam Shepard.
His other professional experience includes dramaturgy for various theatres (Pécs, Győr, Szolnok and Budapest) and consultant on several works directed by Péter Gothár (film and theatre).
Géza Morcsányi, born in 1952, is married and has two daughters. He has degrees in macroeconomic planning and analysis from Budapest’s Marx Károly University of Economics and in literature from Budapest’s Arts Faculty of Eötvös Lóránd University.