Only yesterday we reported on how Hungary has become one of the world’s most successful production hotspots, today it has been announced that “On Body and Soul” has been nominated for four European Film Awards.
According to MTI, the European Film Academy has nominated Ildikó Enyedi’s romantic drama for best film, best director, best actress and best screenplay, a record for a Hungarian film.
“On Body and Soul”, made in association with the Hungarian Film Fund, won its nominations following a vote by 3,200 members of the academy.
“As before with this film, upon hearing the marvelous news of a cascade of nominations my first and strongest feeling was gratitude for each and every one of my colleagues with whom we made this film together,” Enyedi told MTI.
The last Hungarian feature film to be nominated for a European Film Award was Béla Tarr’s “The Turin Horse”. The film was nominated in three categories but failed to take a single award.
“On Body and Soul” was nominated as the Hungarian entry for the Academy Award for best foreign-language film in September. The film was awarded the Golden Bear, the main prize of the Berlin Film Festival, in February.
The European Film Awards will take place in Berlin on December 9th.