The international jury of the 71st Berlinale this year includes the Golden Bear winners of recent years, including Ildikó Enyedi, who won the award in 2017 for her film Testről és Lélekről (About Body and Soul).
Ildikó Enyedi is a multiple award-winning artist. She won more than forty national and international awards for her films, she has been at Cannes (My 20th Century, 1989, Golden Camera Award), Venice (Bűvös Vadász, 1994, Tamás és Juli, 1997) Locarno (Simon Mágus, 1999, which received the Special Jury Prize) and other major festivals. One of her most well-known work was the highly successful HBO series Terápia (Therapy), which she co-directed with Attila Grigor.
Her most important awards are, Golden Camera (1989), Balázs Béla Award (1991), Hungary’s Meritorious Artist Award (2000), Officer’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit (2002), Golden Bear (2017) and Hungarian Film Critics Award (2018)
Her notable works are, My 20th Century (1989, director, screenwriter), Bűvös Vadász (1994, director, screenwriter), Tamás és Juli (1997, director, screenwriter), Simon Mágus (1999, director, screenwriter and producer) Terápia (2012) and her most recent work, Testről és Lélekről (2017).
In 2017, Enyedi received the main prize of the festival, the prestigious Golden Bear, for Testről és Lélekről in the official competition program. Afterwards, the film got to the most elite festivals in the world, Alexandra Borbély won the European Film Award for Best Actress. Also, Netflix bought the film’s international distribution rights and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film (Best International Feature Film since then). Ildikó was once a member of the jury of the Berlin Film Festival in 1992.
This year, Ildikó Enyedi will take part in another role in the festival: her series about spies from Balaton called, Balatoni Brigád (Balaton Brigade) has been selected for the Berlinale Series program.
As previously announced, the 71st Berlin Film Festival will be held in two parts: the professional programs from March 1-5th, while The Berlinale Talents program, which selects three Hungarian artists, will be held online between 9th and 20th of June, the selected films will be shown live to the general public at the same time as well. The members of the international jury will decide on the prizes of the Official Competition Program, the award ceremony will be held in June, in the summer activities of the festival.
The other members of the jury are all Golden Bear Award-winning artists. Iranian Mohammad Rasoulof won the award in 2020 for his film There is No Evil, the Israeli-born Nadav Lapid received the award for 2019’s Synonyms, Adina Pintille for Touch me not! in 2018, and Gianfranco Rosi for his documentary Fire at Sea in 2016.
The 2021 Festival Retrospective and Generations program will be announced on 8th of February. The Berlinale Shorts, Forum, and Forum Expanded sections on the 9th of February, The Encounters, Panorama and Perspektive Deutsches Kino selection on the 10th of February, and the Offical Competition Program and Berlinale Special Program will be announced on the 11th of February.
Sources: variety.com, magyar.film.hu, Wikipedia, port.hu