Netflix Acquires Hungary’s Foreign Language Oscar Entry ‘On Body And Soul’ | Film News


Netflix has acquired the rights to Hungary’s entry for Best Foreign Language film at the upcoming Academy Awards, Ildiko Enyedi‘s drama, On Body And Soul.


The film is a love story set in a Budapest slaughterhouse, and revolves around a man and a woman who discover they’ve each been having the same dream every night, before trying to recreate it in broad daylight. The film won Berlin’s Golden Bear award and also the Sydney Film Prize at the Sydney Film Festival, making Enyedi the first woman and first Hungarian to receive the award.


This is Enyedi’s return to the scene after previously winning the Camera d’Or at Cannes for My Twentieth Century back in 1989.


On Body And Soul recently had its global premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and will still have its US premiere on Sunday, November 12 at AFI Fest, before Netflix plans to make the film available to its subscribers on February 21, 2018.


In Netflix’s attempts to bring in as many audience demographics as possible, this is clearly an attempt to sway some serious cinephiles to their service.


With Dee Rees‘ much anticipated Mudbound also set to debut on the service next Friday, amid upcoming Will Smith blockbusters (Bright) and an array of indie dramas, Netflix is likely hoping they can up the prestige of their film department by reeling in some acclaimed arthouse darlings.



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